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The regulatory implications of the right to water: small-scale and independent water providers in Ethiopia and Kenya

Malcolm, R, Okotto, L, Chenoweth, J, Mulugetta, Y, Pedley, S and Ayalew, MM (2010) The regulatory implications of the right to water: small-scale and independent water providers in Ethiopia and Kenya OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, 1 (8). pp. 43-63.

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Abstract

Small-scale and independent water providers serve up to fifty percent of the population in urban centers in many of the developing and less developed countries. However, they remain largely unrecognized and unregulated. This article argues, based on the public interest theory and two case studies of the price and quality of water by small-scale providers, that there is a compelling case for regulation of small-scale water provision. The human right to water imposes an obligation on states to regulate small-scale water supply market. It also means that governments should avoid regulation which does not have support in public interest theory and empirical facts as this might constitute violation of the right to water.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Centre for Environmental Strategy
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Malcolm, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Okotto, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Chenoweth, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mulugetta, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pedley, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ayalew, MMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 September 2010
Additional Information : © Ontario International Development Agency. Posted here with permission of the publisher.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Mar 2013 17:26
Last Modified : 23 Sep 2013 20:03
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/763790

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