Bridging divides for water? Dialogue and access at the 5th world water forum

@inproceedings{Ulibarri2011BridgingDF,
  title={Bridging divides for water? Dialogue and access at the 5th world water forum},
  author={Nicola Ulibarri},
  year={2011}
}
Author(s): Ulibarri, N | Abstract: The 5th World Water Forum was officially presented as a deliberative democracy where diverse stakeholders could gather to talk about water. However, the conference was marred by significant conflict, ranging from audience complaints to protests, and to alternative political declarations. This paper explores why a Forum designed to 'Bridge Divides for Water' (the official theme) was so contentious that participants were unable to reach any sort of consensus. I… CONTINUE READING

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