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dc.contributor.authorKarpouzoglou, Timen
dc.contributor.authorZimmer, Annaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-06T16:53:29Z
dc.date.available2016-01-06T16:53:29Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationKarpouzoglou, T. and Zimmer, A. (2012) Closing the Gap between ‘Expert’ and ‘Lay’ Knowledge in the Governance of Wastewater: Lessons and Reflections from New Delhi. IDS Bulletin 43(2): 59-68en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7475
dc.description.abstractThe wastewater crisis in megacities of the Global South is increasingly recognised. However, sector?driven approaches (of river pollution, sewerage, or city?wide drainage) have had limited success in tackling this multifaceted problem. This article seeks to dynamise debates by positioning the current crisis in relation to contests of knowledge. Focusing on wastewater governance in Delhi, the article explores the question which different knowledges about wastewater exist in scientific communities, governments, and amongst citizens. What is frequently understood as ‘expert’ knowledge of the Central Pollution Control Board, is juxtaposed with the ‘lay’ experiences of citizens residing in one unauthorised colony in East Delhi. Exploring both, the article provides insights on the mechanisms through which community experiences are excluded from policy deliberations, leading to major wastewater?related problems being overlooked. The article then calls for enhanced attention to knowledge integration, thus strengthening the participation of citizens in formulation and implementation of wastewater programmes.en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 43 Nos. 2en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleClosing the Gap between ‘Expert’ and ‘Lay’ Knowledge in the Governance of Wastewater: Lessons and Reflections from New Delhien
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holder© 2012 The Authors. IDS Bulletin © 2012 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.2012.00308.xen


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