Water in Nairobi: Unveiling inequality and its causes

Water in Nairobi: Unveiling inequality and its causes. Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer, 263: 335-348.

Water and sanitation in Nairobi face problems common to many cities of the developing world which grow too fast. This situation allows the stark differences in socio-economic between the wealthy and the poor to translate into unequal and inequitable consumption of available water. To try to promote development of water and sanitation in Africa, GWOPA (United Nations) and IFRA attempted to depict the inner urban inequities in terms of water consumption, water supply and water access. They used a hybrid methodology of remote-sensing classification, household surveys and spatial analysis to map the variation of the operator’s performance inside the city of Nairobi. This study identifies different types of neighborhoods judging at how they look from space.

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Publisher Les Cahiers d’Outre-Mer, 263: 335-348.
Year 2013
Author(s) Martin Ledant
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