East African Water Regimes: The Case of Kenya
2009 (English)In: Evolution of the Law and Politics of Water, Springer , 2009, 105-120 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer , 2009. 105-120 p.
East Africa, history, water institutions, water policy, water resources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-34073DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9867-3_7ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84892327066OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-34073DiVA: diva2:419005
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