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East African Water Regimes: The Case of Kenya
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology (name changed 20120201).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0611-7512
2009 (English)In: Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water, Springer , 2009, 105-120 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter outlines the evolution of water regimes in East Africa since pre-colonial times with a special focus on Kenya. It discusses how institutions and organizations for managing water resources and domestic water supply have been successively developed and fused with previous regimes. Institutions introduced as part of the colonization process in the early 1900s have partly-but not completely-replaced customary water regimes. After independence, new public objectives and evolving social structures prompted changes in the water regime, but institutions and organizations established under colonial rule were largely kept intact. The provision of services has not expanded as planned and many people still lack reasonable access to water and sanitation services. Currently, reforms are carried out to improve performance of the sector. Although the emerging water regime may lead to an increased cost recovery, it provides no guarantee for improved and sustainable service for the poor.

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Springer , 2009. 105-120 p.
Keyword [en]
East Africa, history, water institutions, water policy, water resources
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34073DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9867-3_7Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84892327066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34073DiVA: diva2:419005
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QC 20150721

Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2015-07-21Bibliographically approved
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1. Pipes, Progress, and Poverty: Social and Technological Change in Urban Water Provision in Kenya and Uganda 1895-2010
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pipes, Progress, and Poverty: Social and Technological Change in Urban Water Provision in Kenya and Uganda 1895-2010
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2011. xiv, 118 p.
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TRITA-HOT, ISSN 0349-2842 ; 2063
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History of Technology
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34076 (URN)978-91-7415-071-1 (ISBN)
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2011-06-10, D2, Lindstedtsvägen 5, Entreplan, KTH, Stockholm, 09:30 (English)
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QC 20110525

Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2015-02-11Bibliographically approved

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