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Water scarcity and the exclusionary city: the struggle for water justice in Lima, Peru

Ioris, Antonio A R ORCID: 2016. Water scarcity and the exclusionary city: the struggle for water justice in Lima, Peru. Water International 41 (1) , pp. 125-139. 10.1080/02508060.2016.1124515

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Water management dilemmas represent a unique entry point into the challenging management of metropolitan areas, as in the case of Lima (Peru). A condition of water scarcity goes beyond the mere physical insufficiency of resources, but vividly contains the inadequacy of social relations responsible for the allocation, use and conservation of water. Lima’s experience demonstrates the association between investment priorities, political agendas and corruption scandals leading to selective abundances and persistent scarcities that are perpetuated in a hydrosocial territory. The production of water scarcity has been predicated upon discriminatory practices associated with the reinforcement of uneven development and environmental injustices.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Geography and Planning (GEOPL)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scarcity, territory, metropolitan areas, megacity, hydrosocial, Lima, Peru
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0250-8060
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 25 January 2018
Date of Acceptance: 20 November 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 15:47

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