Household water provides the entry point for this ethnography and study of institutional change. The book discusses the political economy of poverty and presents the polyphone discourse on water and the environment. The author outlines water history and water rights from the 1970s onwards, and analyzes social dynamics. She offers a critical voice in the debate on climate change by arguing that local and global perceptions are not necessarily coherent.
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Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director, ZEF. Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF.
The author is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Political and Cultural Change, ZEF. Her present focus is on natural resoures management, social dynamics and youth in Africa.