[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE160101178]
Researchers Dr Georgina Drew
Brief description This project aims to provide a new framework for understanding water equity challenges in urban South Asia. Equitable water access is an everyday struggle in this region. For example, in New Delhi, millions suffer from inadequate supplies, while the wealthy enjoy more than their share. The project plans to investigate how people respond to water stress by adopting techniques such as water harvesting. It also plans to examine the degree to which water harvesting leads to social inclusion or exclusion. Through ethnographic examinations of the water values, resource subjectivities and power dynamics that influence the success of urban water harvesting, the projects intends to gain insights to improve regional water policy and aid effectiveness.
Funding Amount $344,324
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award