Access to water in a Nairobi slum: women's work and institutional learning
AbstractThis paper describes the ways that households, and particularly women, experienceÂ water scarcity in a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, through heavy expenditures of time and money, considerable investments in water storage and routinizedÂ sequences of defer red household tasks. It then delineates three phases of adaptive waterÂ and social engineering undertaken in several informal settlements by the Nairobi WaterÂ Company in an ongoing attempt to construct effective municipal institutions and infrastructure to improve residential access to water and loosen the grip that informal vendorsÂ may have on the market for water in these localities.Â
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Arts and Humanities; Social and Behavioral Sciences; slums; water supply; water markets; institutions; deliberative democracy; gender; household water storage; Kenya;
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