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An Integrated Quantitative Assessment of Urban Water Security of a Megacity in the Global South

Mukherjee, Subham, Sundberg, Trude, Sikdar, Pradip, Schütt, Birgitta (2022) An Integrated Quantitative Assessment of Urban Water Security of a Megacity in the Global South. Frontiers in Water, . ISSN 2624-9375. (KAR id:93044)


Water security, the access to adequate amounts of water of adequate quality, is and will remain a hugely important issue over the next decades as climate change and related hazards, food insecurity and social instability will exacerbate insecurities. Despite attempts made by researchers and water professionals to study different dimensions of water security in urban areas, there is still an absence of comprehensive water security measurement tools. This study aims to untangle the interrelationship between biophysical and socio-economic dimensions that shape water security in a megacity in the Global South - Kolkata, India. It provides an interdisciplinary understanding of urban water security by extracting and integrating relevant empirical knowledge on urban water issues in the city from physical, environmental, and social sciences approaches. To do so we use intersectional perspectives to analyze urban water security at a micro (respondent) level and associated challenges across and between areas within the city. The study concludes with the recommendation that future studies should make use of comprehensive and inclusive approaches so we can ensure that we leave no one behind.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: water scarcity, water access, Water Quality, governance, Intersectionality
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Trude Sundberg
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2022 16:47 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2024 14:48 UTC
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