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The Hydropolitics of Africa: A Contemporary Challenge (Cornell Institute for African Development) [Hardcover]

Marcel Kitissou , Muna Ndulo , Mechthild Nagel and Margaret Grieco

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1 Feb 2007 1847181120 978-1847181121 First edition.
Water is both an essential resource and a source of disease and conflict in contemporary Africa. And we begin to learn that far distant processes of consumption and pollution can have their impact on the water systems of Africa: global warming produced by the material culture of the first world threatens the weather systems and very survival of developing countries. In this context, this volume the product of an expert meeting at Cornell University s Institute for African Development traces and tracks the dynamics of the contemporary hydropolitics of Africa. The volume contains a variety of approaches to the study of the organisation of water within Africa ranging from technical essays on water borne diseases, through institutional analyses of the legal and political arrangements around the distribution of water to social policy analyses of the unmet demand for water amongst Africa s poor. Taken as a whole, the volume provides the reader with a useful reference work on the contemporary hydropolitics of Africa whilst simultaneously providing a lively introduction to a critical and much neglected area of African development policy.

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  • Hardcover: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; First edition. edition (1 Feb 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847181120
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847181121
  • Product Dimensions: 2.7 x 15 x 20 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,433,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tatiani G. Rapatzikou is Lecturer in the Department of American Literature and Culture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the author of Gothic Motifs in the Fiction of William Gibson and editor of / merican Poetry in Greece.

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