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Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit

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Publisher Comments:

While draught and desertification are intensifying around the world, corporations are aggressively converting free-flowing water into bottled profits. The water wars of the twenty-first century may match—or even surpass—the oil wars of the twentieth. In Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution and Profit, Vandana Shiva, "the world's most prominent radical scientist" (the Guardian), shines a light on activists who are fighting corporate maneuvers to convert this life-sustaining resource into more gold for the elites.

In Water Wars, Shiva uses her remarkable knowledge of science and society to outline the emergence of corporate culture and the historical erosion of communal water rights. Using the international water trade and industrial activities such as damming, mining, and aquafarming as her lens, Shiva exposes the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world's poor as they are stripped of rights to a precious common good.

In her passionate, feminist style, Shiva celebrates the spiritual and traditional role water has played in communities throughout history, and warns that water privatization threatens cultures and livelihoods worldwide. Shiva calls for a movement to preserve water access for all, and offers a blueprint for global resistance based on examples of successful campaigns.

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award). She is author of several books, including Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (South End Press, 2000); Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (South End Press, 1997); and Staying Alive (St. Martin's Press, 1989). Shiva is a leader, along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, in the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

Synopsis:

An expose of the privatization of water that threatens the livelihood of the people in the South.

Synopsis:

South Asia’s significant water resources are unevenly distributed, with about a fifth of the population lacking adequate access. Across the region this vital substance determines livelihoods and in some cases even survival. By revealing the extent to which water access depends on power relations and politics, Diverting the Flow offers new perspectives on the relationship between gender equity and water issues in South Asia.

Drawing on empirical research and relevant theoretical frameworks, the contributors show how gender intersects with other axes of social difference—such as class, caste, ethnicity, age, and religion—to shape water use and management practices. Each of the volume’s six thematic sections begins by introducing key concepts, debates, and theories before moving on to parse such issues as rights, policies, technologies, and intervention strategies. Taken together, they demonstrate that gender issues are the key to understanding and improving water distribution and management practices in the region. Featuring work by leading scholars in the field, this volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of water, gender, and development in South Asia.

Synopsis:

A world-renowned environmental leader presents an expose of the privatizationof water that threatens the livelihood of the people in the South.

About the Author

A world-renowned environmental leader and recipient of the 1993 Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award), Shiva has authored several bestselling books, most recently Earth Democracy. Activist and scientist, Shiva leads, with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, the International Forum on Globalization. Before becoming an activist, Shiva was one of India's leading physicists.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

List of Abbreviations

Preface and Acknowledgements

Section 1: Understanding Gender and Water Linkages

1. Gender and Water in South Asia: Revisiting Perspectives, Policies and Practice

Sara Ahmed and Margreet Zwarteveen

2. Understanding Gendered Agency in Water Governance

Frances Cleaver

Section 2: Gender, Water Laws and Policies

3. Gender, Water Laws and Policies: An Introduction

Margreet Zwarteveen and Sara Ahmed

4. Decentralising or Marginalising Women: Gender Relations and Sector Reforms in India

Seema K. Kulkarni and K.J. Joy

5. The Right to Water in Different Discourses

Priya Sangameswaran

6. Water Rights and Gender Rights: The Sri Lanka Experience

Kusum Athukorala and Ruana Rajepakse

Section 3: Gender, Water Supply and Sanitation

7. Gender in Drinking Water and Sanitation: An Introduction

Deepa Joshi and Margreet Zwarteveen

8. Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Gender Matters

Deepa Joshi, Ben Fawcett and Fouzia Mannan

9. Reducing a Community’s Water and Sanitation Burden: Insights from Maharashtra

Nitish Jha

10. Gendered Waters, Poisoned Wells: Political Ecology of the Arsenic Crisis in Bangladesh

Farhana Sultana

11. Modern Water for Modern Women: Questioning the Relationship between Gender, Empowerment and Participation

Kathleen O’Reilly

Section 4: Gender, Water and Agrarian Change

12. Gender, Water and Agrarian Change: An Introduction

Margreet Zwarteveen

13. Groundwater Vending and Appropriation of Women’s Labour: Gender, Water Scarcity and Agrarian Change in a Gujarati Village, India

Anjal Prakash

14. Highlighting the User in Waste Water Irrigation Research: Gender, Class and Caste Dynamics of Livelihoods near Hyderabad, India

Stephanie Buechler and Gayathri Devi Mekala

Section 5: Gender and Water Technologies

15. Gender and Water Technologies: An Introduction

Margreet Zwarteveen

16. Farming Women and Irrigation Technology: Cases from Nepal

Bhawana Upadhyay

17. Gender and Water Technologies: Linking the Variables in Arsenic and Fluoride Mitigation

Nandita Singh

18. Perspectives on Gender and Large Dams

Lyla Mehta

19. Large Water Control Mechanisms: Gender Impact of the Damodar Valley Corporation, India

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Section 6: Strategies to Address Gendered Water Concerns

20. Strategies to Address Gendered Water Concerns: An Introduction

Suman Rimal Gautam and Margreet Zwarteveen

21. Improving Processes of Natural Resources Management at the Grassroots: The Case of the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Smita Mishra Panda and Ravi Sannabhadti

22. Thinking and Acting on Gender Issues: The Interface of Policy, Culture and Identity

Pranita Bhushan Udas

23. Adopting a Gender Approach in a Water and Sanitation Project: The Case of the 4WS Project in Coastal Communities in South Asia

Christine Sijbesma, Kochurani Mathew, Rashika Nishshanka, Palitha Jayaweera, Marielle Snel, Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, Avizit Reaz Quazi, M.D. Jakariya

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Notes on Contributors

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086500
Subtitle:
Gender Equity and Water in South Asia
Author:
Shiva, Vandana
Author:
Shiva, Vandan
Author:
Zwarteveen, Margreet
Author:
Shiva, Vandana, Interviewee
Author:
Gautam, Suman Rimal
Author:
A
Author:
Ahmed, Sara
Publisher:
Zubaan Books
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Water
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Water-rights
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Environmental - Water Supply
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Environmental Studies-Environment
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
2RNR-10
Publication Date:
20140215
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.8 in

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An expose of the privatization of water that threatens the livelihood of the people in the South.
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South Asia’s significant water resources are unevenly distributed, with about a fifth of the population lacking adequate access. Across the region this vital substance determines livelihoods and in some cases even survival. By revealing the extent to which water access depends on power relations and politics, Diverting the Flow offers new perspectives on the relationship between gender equity and water issues in South Asia.

Drawing on empirical research and relevant theoretical frameworks, the contributors show how gender intersects with other axes of social difference—such as class, caste, ethnicity, age, and religion—to shape water use and management practices. Each of the volume’s six thematic sections begins by introducing key concepts, debates, and theories before moving on to parse such issues as rights, policies, technologies, and intervention strategies. Taken together, they demonstrate that gender issues are the key to understanding and improving water distribution and management practices in the region. Featuring work by leading scholars in the field, this volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of water, gender, and development in South Asia.

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