The political ecology of household water in northern Ghana

  • 309 Pages
  • 2.62 MB
  • English
Lit , Berlin
Water-supply -- Ghana, Water rights -- Ghana, Political ecology --
StatementIrit Eguavoen.
SeriesZEF development studies -- v. 10, ZEF development studies -- v. 10.
LC ClassificationsHD1699.G5 E38 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 309 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23692926M
ISBN 103825816133
ISBN 139783825816131
LC Control Number2009466611

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.

It outlines water history and water rights from the s onwards, and analyzes social dynamics. It offers a critical voice in the debate on climate change by arguing. This text presents a critical survey of the burgeoning field of political ecology, an interdisciplinary area of research which connects politics and economy to problems of environmental control and ecological es the first full history of the development of political ecology over the last century.

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07 Oct Paperback. US$ social, political, and ecological Water has taken on a new significance in light of three aspects of globalization: economic globalization, the rise of supra-national governmental institutions, and global civil society. A Political Ecology of Women, Water, and Global Environmental Change.

other social and geographical locations of water resource users. In doing so, the book. management by investigating flood experiences and political ecology of urban w etlands in Kum asi, Ghana in relation to the definition and delineation of wetland area s.

This unique collection employs a unifying feminist political ecology framework that emphasizes the ways that gender interacts with other social and geographical locations of water resource users.

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Berlin: Lit Verlag, xi, pp. Sandra E. Greene. West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth. Journal of Environment and Earth Science ISSN (Paper) ISSN (Online) Vol 2, No, THE POLITICAL ECOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS IN ACCRA, GHANA Dacosta.

The Political Ecology of Household Water in Northern Ghana. Berlin: Lit Verlag, xi, pp. Review by Heidi G. Frontani () Linda K. Fuller. African Women’s Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/Aids: Communication Perspectives and Promises.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, iv, pp. Review by Ridwa Abdi () Sandra E. Size: 3MB. In the region with the highest rainfall in Ghana, lush greenery constantly meets the eye.

The area is home to the last remaining coastal rainforest in West Africa, Cape Three Points Forest Reserve. Spectacular tropical plants abound – more than species of them, such as various kinds of ferns, lilies and Vosccia cuspidata, the floating.

URBAN WATER: A POLITICAL-ECOLOGY PERSPECTIVE international studies demonstrate that the organization of urban water supply systems can be broadly divided into four stages (Goubert, ; Hassan, ).

The first is the period up to the second half of the nineteenth century, when most urban water. Feminist political ecology is a feminist perspective on political ecology, drawing on theories from post-structuralism, feminist geography, and cultural st political ecology examines the place of gender in the political ecological landscape, exploring gender as a factor in ecological and political relations.

Figure 2: Northern Ghana Drinking Water Sources (Credit: VanCalcar, ) Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) as a complement to intermittent piped water supplies Microbial and/or chemical contaminates can infiltrate into piped distribution systems, especially where water is supplied intermittently, such as in Ghana.

The low water File Size: 1MB. The political ecology of water studies the conflicts on water use, whether as an input or as a vehicle for waste disposal.

Both the quantity and the quality of water are relevant for conflicts on water as a commodity and also indirectly in conflicts on water from oil and gas extraction, mining, or biomass production. Buy Political Ecology and the Role of Water: Environment, Society and Economy in Northern Yemen (King's SOAS Studies in Development Geography) 1 by Lichtenthäler, Gerhard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Coordinates. Ghana (/ ˈ ɡ ɑː n ə / ()), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West ng a land mass ofkm 2 (92, sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east, and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the l and largest city: Accra, 5°33′N 0°12′W.

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In political ecology, the environment is seen as a force influencing material and political outcomes, but also as a major site of social and political struggle.

The governance of climate change involves in the first instance the politics of how the scientific facts of climate change and the policy agenda of response are constructed. The National Water Policy of Ghana is intended to provide a framework for the sustainable development of Ghana’s water resources.

It is targeted at all water users, water managers and practitioners, investors, decision- makers and policy makers within the central Governmental. The Map shows Ghana, a country in West Africa, bordered by the Gulf of Guinea in south, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) in west, Burkina Faso in north, and Togo in east.

An estimated population of 27 million people live in Ghana in With an area ofkm², the nation is slightly smaller than the UK, or slightly smaller than the U.S.

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History & Background. An Introduction: Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast, was the first African country to the south of the Sahara to gain political independence from colonial rule in This former British colony of 92, square miles (aboutsquare kilometers) shares boundaries with three French-speaking nations: the C ô te d'Ivoire to the west, Burkina Faso to.

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“ The Political Ecology of Water and Enslavement: Waterways in the Eighteenth Century Caribbean ” submitted to Current Anthropology Dec 31 ; accepted Ap Haynes, Nell.

"Kiss with a fist: The chola’s humor and humiliation in Bolivian lucha libre," Journal of Language and Sexuality (), – Bruce Lankford is Professor of Water and Irrigation Policy in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Karen Bakker is a Professor in Geography, Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology, and Director of the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Mark Zeitoun is a Reader in the School of. Book Description. Rural–Urban Water Struggles compiles diverse analyses of rural–urban water connections, discourses, identities and struggles evolving in the context of urbanization around the world.

Departing from an understanding of urbanization as a process of constant making and remaking of multi-scalar territorial interactions that extend beyond traditional city boundaries. Far too many people in urban Ghana live without access to safe drinking water and this is a primary determinant of continuing poverty.

Using questionnaire survey and key informant interviews, this study explored the situation of households’ access to potable water supply in the Wa Municipality, a low-income urban area in north-west Ghana. Conservation is our government now: the politics of ecology in Papua New Guinea.

"Conservation Is Our Government Now" demonstrates the unique capacity of ethnography to illuminate the relationship between the global and the local, between trans-national processes and individual lives.

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Ghana is still confronted with serious and complex environmental challenges, despite the various interventions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the last 40 challenges.A political ecology of health and urban agriculture in a Ghanaian disadvantaged neighbourhood.

Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong and Godwin Arku. The University of Western Ontario. Using a political ecology of health framework, this paper explores perceptions about urban agriculture and associated health concerns in Ashaiman, Ghana.

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