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(In) formality:: the meshwork of water service provisioning
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences, LUVAL. (Water and Society)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4513-3213
2015 (English)In: WIREs Water, ISSN 0935-879X, E-ISSN 2049-1948, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 31-36Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Cities in developing countries have for many decades been characterized by the co-existence of different service provision modalities. These modalities usually include a formal water utility and an array of small-scale private or community-based service providers. In recent years, the topic of informality in water provisioning has been subject to an upsurge in interest of both policy makers and academics. Frequently, literature on the topic distinguishes between infor- mal providers and formal providers suggesting that a provider belongs to either a formal or informal domain. By highlighting the infrastructure, financing, and regu- latory institutions of small-scale service provisioning in Greater Maputo, Mozam- bique, this article illustrates how informality and formality are interdependent and permeate throughout the water provisioning process creating a meshwork of ser- vice provisioning. Actors involved in service provisioning embody multiple identi- ties and use these identities in various sites of governance in order to develop their water business. By adopting this approach to informality, it becomes impossible to distinguish convincingly between formal and informal providers. Instead, it leads to a focus on water provisioning rather than providers, in which informality and formality traverse through the service provision process.

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2015. Vol. 2, no 1, p. 31-36
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Oceanography, Hydrology and Water Resources
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366524DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-366524DiVA, id: diva2:1264700
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2019-02-28Bibliographically approved

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