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dc.contributor.authorMehta, Lyla
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-14T11:07:58Z
dc.date.available2014-05-14T11:07:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-07
dc.identifier.citationMehta, L. (2014) Water and Human Development, World Development, Vol. 59, pp. 59–69en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/3875
dc.description.abstractThe article argues for a human development approach to the water ‘crisis.’ It explores the application of the entitlements approach (EA) and capabilities approach (CA) to water. EA goes beyond volumetric or per capita measurements of water scarcity and directs attention to the structural and institutional issues concerning water inequalities. CA focuses on links between water and wellbeing. Both strengthen the case for the human right to water and break down false distinctions between water for domestic and productive purposes. Despite challenges with operationalizing CA and EA, a human development approach to water helps question the sector’s traditional focus on utilitarianism and efficiency. It also directs attention to equity and to the needs and interests of the marginalised and excluded.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in World Development. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in World Development, Vol. 59, pp 59-69, 2014, DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.12.018en_GB
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectRightsen_GB
dc.subjectWateren_GB
dc.titleWater and Human Developmenten_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.rights.holderElsevieren_GB
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.12.018en_GB
dc.identifier.teamKnowledge Technology and Societyen_GB


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