Water and Development. Good Governance after Neoliberalism

Water and Development: Good Governance after Neoliberalism was launched at the high profile World Social Science Forum in Durban in Oct. 2015 by the Consortium for Research on Poverty (CROP). CROP are co-publishers along with Zed Books​.

Edited by Ronaldo Munck, Narathius Asingwire, Honor Fagan (MU) and Consolata Kabonesa, the result is essential reading both for students of development and the environment and for NGOs and policy-makers seeking a robust and transformational approach to water and development. Prof. Honor Fagan is from the Sociology Department and the book includes a chapter from Dr. Richard Asaba, the Sociology Department's first Joint Doctorate graduate.

Water has always been a crucial catalyst for human development. In Africa, competition among different sectors for this scarce resource remains a critcial challenge to water managers and decision-makers.

Water and Development examines a range of issues, from governance to solar distillation, from gender to water pumps, using a range of research methods, from participant observation to GIS and SPSS data analysis. Throughout, however, there is the unifying thread of developing a participatory and sustainable approach to water which recognises it as an essential public necessity.

Publisher website - http://www.zedbooks.co.uk/paperback/water-and-development

Honor's webpage - https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/sociology/our-people/honor-fagan