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The Social Flows of Water in the Global South: Recognizing the Water-Gender-Health ‘Nexus’

  • Amanda Leo
  • Elizabeth Lougheed
  • Larry A. Swatuk
  • Joanna Fatch
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

Water is vital to human life. With it, we thrive, along with our crops, our domesticated animals, our societies and our civilization. Without it, we die in as few as three days. For humanity, water is both a biological and social imperative, and both our history and our current geopolitical landscape are shaped by it to an extent that is seldom recognized or acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Leo
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Lougheed
    • 1
  • Larry A. Swatuk
    • 1
  • Joanna Fatch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.University of the Western CapeCape TownSouth Africa

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