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Water, sanitation, and waste in the Leliefontein Rural Area: a multidimensional approach for sustainable development
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

”Water, Sanitation, and Waste in The Leliefontein Rural Area - a Multidimensional Approach for Sustainable Development”, is a master’s thesis carried out in Paulshoek, Tweerivier, and Spoegrivier, South Africa. The objectives of the study were to present a reflection on the water, sanitation and waste situation, using a multidisciplinary, participatory, and a gender approach. In the area, water has low quality and low yield. The socio-eonomic situation shows a limited and irregular system with high dependency on social welfare. There was a deficient institutional performance in the area. The main threat to sustainable developmentwas bad economising with water. Regarding sanitation, bucket latrines or no latrines at all were used, emptied by women close to the houses where also household waste was burned. In Spoegrivier, a municipal service took care of saniation and burings of waste at a dumpsite outside the community. A governmental programme supported the communities in improving sanitation. To sustain the livelihoods local priorities must be used to mobilise for sustainable development. Outside actors must integrate participatory principles in their work. Ostrom’s (1992) eight principles must be appliedin all institutional work. Strategic and practical gender needs must be addressed in development work. The relation between water, sanitation, and waste must be visualised in a way that shows how actions effect future life in the communities.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Water, sanitation, waste, rural development, South Africa, Namaqualand, Paulshoek, Tweerivier, Spoegrivier, sustainable, development, gender, sustainability, participation, participatory, institutions, sustainable institutions
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-55871ISRN: LTU-EX--00/094--SELocal ID: caed9804-e40b-4d7c-b42c-a2d072b0ee5cOAI: diva2:1029255
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Civil Engineering programmes 1997-2000, master's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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