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Name of Article:
An Emerging Logic of Urban Water Management, Cochabamba, Bolivia 
Title of Book/Journal:
Urban Studies 
Type:
Article 
English Translation:
 
Publication Date:
February 1999     
Author(s):
Marvin, Simon Nina Laurie
 Editor(s):
 
Volume:
36 
Issue: 2
Pages: 341    
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Publisher:
   
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Keyword(s):
SOUTH AMERICA
LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES
NATURAL RESOURCES-WATER
BOLIVIA-COCHABAMBA
Comments:
 
 
 
 
    
 
Annotation:
The article discusses how a new regime of water management in developing urban centers is characterized by two independent sources of water supply. High-income users are served by a publicly organized and subsidized formal system, while low income communities are served by an informal system of private water vendors. These dual networks were created and maintained by a productionist logic that is challenged by emerging water management systems. This is illustrated in a case study of water management in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Here, the new management system is extending the formal system to new communities, enveloping informal systems in the process. The author concludes that this new approach offers greater opportunities for social equity and environmental sustainability.
 
 
       
 
 
 

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