Author: Akosua Sarpong Boakye-Ansah

Are we paying enough attention to water quality?

This blog id based on the publication by Maria Rusca, Akosua Sarpong Boakye-Ansah,  Alex Loftus, Giuliana Ferrero,  Pieter.van der Zaag, “An interdisciplinary political ecology of drinking water quality. Exploring socio-ecological inequalities in Lilongwe’s water supply network”, in Geofroum, Volume 84, August 2017, Pages 138-146  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.013     Same water, same treatment,…

From rowdy cartels to organized ones? The transfer of power in urban water supply in Kenya

“Pro-poor is a bottom up approach which ensures participation by low-income consumers in water provisioning issues……. It promotes a sense of ownership among such consumers leading to the reduction of vandalism of infrastructure and removes cartels who hitherto were exploiting consumers, thereby making water affordable”. This is a stereotyped version…