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The New Public Management: The future for reforms in the African water supply and sanitation sector
Abstract In many African countries, public water utilities are undergoing reform characterized by the introduction of management principles and practices often associated with the private sector. OnExpand
Informal space in the urban waterscape: Disaggregation and co-production of water services
This special issue explores the realities of water provision in 'informal' urban spaces located in different parts of the world through eight empirical, case-based papers. The collection of articlesExpand
Water management simulation games and the construction of knowledge
In recent years, simulations have become an important part of teaching activities. The reasons behind the popularity of simulation games are twofold. On the one hand, emerging theories on how peopleExpand
The paradox of cost recovery in heterogeneous municipal water supply systems: Ensuring inclusiveness or exacerbating inequalities?
Abstract Over the past decades ‘water for all’ has become a dominant development mantra, illustrated by global strategies like the Millennium Development Goals (2000–2015) and the SustainableExpand
The myth of ‘healthy’ competition in the water sector: The case of small scale water providers
Abstract Small-scale independent water providers are perceived to be more suitable in complicated service areas, and, contrary to the ‘formal’ water services sector, these providers are assumed to beExpand
Managing Public Water Utilities: an assessment of bureaucratic and New Public Management models in the water supply and sanitation sectors in low- and middle-income countries
textabstractDespite strong encouragement of many international financing and development agencies to stimulate private sector involvement in the water supply and sanitation sector, the overwhelmingExpand
Unleashing Entrepreneurs or Controlling Unruly Providers? The Formalisation of Small-scale Water Providers in Greater Maputo, Mozambique
Abstract The existing legal and policy framework regulating water service provision in Greater Maputo, Mozambique appears fixated on the official service areas. In doing so it inadequately addressesExpand
Capacity for sustainable management of wetlands: Lessons from the WETwin project
The paper discusses the application of a method to analyze the capacity for management of wetland resources. The method consists of a framework with a set of indicators to analyze the presence andExpand
Adapting Generic Models through Bricolage: Elite Capture of Water Users Associations in Peri-urban Lilongwe
In the aspiration to upscale their activities in the global South, development aid agencies have a tendency to design and implement generic models. These are often associated with desiredExpand
Engaging with the politics of water governance
The goal of the study is to strengthen the analytical purchase of the term water governance and improve the utility of the concept for describing and analyzing actual water distribution processes. WeExpand