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- Publication Date: Oct 2015
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- Pages: 288
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Water and Development
Good Governance after Neoliberalism
Edited by Narathius Asingwire, Honor Fagan, Consolata Kabonesa, Ronaldo Munck
Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development given its diverse but crucial functions. In the African context water has a necessary role to play in all development sectors- be it agriculture, industry, mining, power generation, water services or poverty alleviation- and the competition among different sectors for a scarce water resource remains a critical challenge to water managers and decision-makers.
Water and Development: Good Governance after Neoliberalism examines a wide range of issues- from governance to solar distillation, from gender to water pumps- and deploy a wide range of research methods- from participant observation to GIS and SPSS data analysis- but throughout there is a unifying thread aimed at developing a participatory and sustainable approach to water which recognises it as an essential public necessity.
While aimed primarily at an undergraduate audience of development and environmental studies students it will also appeal to a wide range of NGOs and policy makers seeking a robust and transformational approach to water and development.
PART I: CONTEXT
1. Water, development and good governance after neoliberalism (Ronaldo Munck)
2. Liquid Dynamics: Challenges for sustainability in water and sanitation (Lyla Mehta)
3. Can IWRM (integrated water resource management) float in a sea of under-development? (Larry Swatuk)
4. Water Politics in Eastern and Southern Africa (Alan Nicol and Sobona Mtisi)
PART II: STUDIES
5. Integrated water management and social development in Uganda (Gloria Macri and Firminus Mugumya)
6. Governance and safe water: theory and practice (Firminus Mugunya and Narathius Assigwire)
7. Gender and access to water in rural Uganda (Richard Asaba Bagonza and Honor Fagan)
8. Understanding adaptive capacity on the ground: a case of agro-pastoralists in Makondo Parish, Uganda (Mavuto D. Tembo)
9. Appropriate technology for safe water: a transformationalist approach (Jacent Asiimwe, Rosemary Nalwanga and Michael Lubwama)
PART III: AFTERWORD
10. Beyond the MDG: sufficient water and improved sanitation for resilient development (David Hemson)
About the Authors
Dr. Narathius Asingwire the Director, Socio-economic Data Center is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at Makerere University. He is an experienced Socio-Economist with a bias in Social Policy Analysis. He has over 20 years of experience in qualitative and quantitative research both in Uganda and outside, and university teaching.
Honor Fagan is a Professor of Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Honor’s overall research strategy has been to contribute to the development of a social sustainability paradigm from a sociological perspective. Her research interests focus on human security, gender and development, and governance.
Dr. Consolata Kabonesa is a senior lecturer and dean of the Women’s and Gender Studies programme at Makerere University.
Ronaldo Munck is a professor of development studies at Dublin City University. He has authored or edited more than 20 books on various topics related to globalisation, international development and social movements as well as over 100 academic journal articles. He is the Irish representative on the Council of the Development Studies Association of UK and Ireland. Currently Professor Munck is coordinator of the Irish Aid funded inter-university project the Irish African Partnership for Research Capacity Building.