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UA Science Café: "Maji ni Haki - Water is Our Right": Pipes, Politics and Informal Water Supply in Kibera

Presentation Title: "Maji ni Haki - Water is Our Right": Pipes, Politics and Informal Water Supply in Kibera
Presenter: Nupur JoshiPh.D. Student, School of Geography and Development
2018 Carson Scholar, Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow

In Kibera, Nairobi’s largest informal settlement, longstanding water issues and the state’s failure to provide affordable and accessible water to the residents has given rise to what Kiberians call, ‘Water Cartels’. On the one hand, these cartels play a crucial role in making water accessible to the people of Kibera while on the other hand, they have monopolized water supply making it expensive. This talk will explore the complex knots of water supply in Kibera, elaborating on the role of the state, youth groups, NGOs and international aid.

Nupur's talk is part of the Fall 2018 Borderlands Brewing Co. Science Café series - A Song of Ice (and Floods) and Fire: Consequences of a Changing Climate on Our Ecosystems and SocietiesThis series unites the “classical elements” of nature to uncover their diverse – and sometimes unexpected – impacts on ecosystems and human society, from the tropics to the poles to our home in the Sonoran desert.

The UA Science Café Series is brought to you by the University of Arizona College of Science. Science Cafés bring the community together with UA scientists and graduate students in a casual setting. You’ll learn about the latest research being conducted, get to know the faces behind the science, and have opportunities to ask questions and deepen your understanding. There are four separate café series at four different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions. Come join the conversation!

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Borderlands Brewing Co., 119 E. Toole Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701