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dc.contributor.authorButton, Cat*
dc.contributor.editorSweetman, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-11T14:24:15Z
dc.date.available2017-07-11T14:24:15Z
dc.date.issued2017-07-13
dc.identifier.issn1355-2074
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13552074.2017.1339949
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620309en
dc.descriptionMumbai is a city where 60 per cent of the population are living in poverty in informal settlements, with low – and decreasing – water access, and low resilience to water shortage. In the middle-class areas of the city, inhabitants are being made responsible for securing their own water supplies via rainwater-harvesting technology, which is increasingly installed in new housing. This shifts responsibility for water provision from city authorities to private households. The domestication of water supplies could potentially give residents more control, and could also change the gendered power balance of water provision. However, this article argues that making the middle classes responsible for their own water provision in a context of water shortage and environmental concerns has justice implications. People living in poverty are not able to self-provision in this way; yet on the other hand, the move could free up more of the piped water supply. The article draws on three case studies offering different experiences of the impact of the policy, to reflect on concepts of power, gender, and environmental justice. This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis. For the full table of contents for this and previous issues of this journal, please visit the <a href="http://www.genderanddevelopment.org">Gender and Development</a> website.en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/domesticating-water-supplies-through-rainwater-harvesting-in-mumbai-620309
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectWater, sanitation and hygieneen
dc.titleDomesticating water supplies through rainwater harvesting in Mumbaien
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9221
dc.identifier.journalGender & Developmenten
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen
oxfam.subject.keywordGovernance
oxfam.subject.keywordWASH
oxfam.subject.keywordWater, sanitation and hygiene
oxfam.subject.keywordWater
oxfam.subject.keywordInfrastructure
oxfam.subject.keywordDomestic
oxfam.subject.keywordMumbai
oxfam.subject.keywordRainwater harvesting
oxfam.subject.keywordGender and Development Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordGaD
prism.issuenameWater, sanitation and hygieneen
prism.number2en
prism.volume25en


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