Access to water in a Nairobi slum: women's work and institutional learning

@article{Crow2010AccessTW,
  title={Access to water in a Nairobi slum: women's work and institutional learning},
  author={Ben Crow and Edmond Odaba},
  journal={Water International},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={733 - 747}
}
This paper describes the ways that households, and particularly women, experience water scarcity in a large informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya, through heavy expenditures of time and money, considerable investments in water storage and routinized sequences of deferred household tasks. It then delineates three phases of adaptive water and social engineering undertaken in several informal settlements by the Nairobi Water Company in an ongoing attempt to construct effective municipal… Expand
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