UA Science Café at Borderlands Brewing Company – '"Maji ni Haki – Water is Our Right": Pipes, Politics and Informal Water Supply in Kibera'

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Presenter: Nupur Joshi, Ph.D. student, School of Geography and Development, and Carson Scholars Program Agnese Nelms Haury Fellow

Talk: "'Maji ni Haki – Water is Our Right': Pipes, Politics and Informal Water Supply in Kibera"

In Kibera, Nairobi's largest informal settlement, longstanding water issues and the state's failure to provide affordable and accessible water to the settlement's residents have given rise to what Kiberians call "water cartels." On one hand, these cartels play a crucial role in making water accessible to the people of Kibera. 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.

Science Café at Borderlands Brewing Company series: "A Song of Ice (and Floods) and Fire: Consequences of a Changing Climate on Our Ecosystems and Societies"

This 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.

About Science Cafés: Science Cafés, presented by the UA College of Science, 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. We have five separate café series at five different locations around Tucson, each with their own themes for fascinating science discussions.

Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ
United States
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