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Arizona State University

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Decision-making on shared sanitation in the informal settlements of Kisumu, Kenya Sheillah Simiyu, Mark Swilling, Sandy Cairncross Published: 13 July 2017
International Journal of Environmental Health Research, doi: 10.1080/09603123.2017.1350261
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Unlike most quantitative studies that investigate decision-making on investing in sanitation, this study adopted a qualitative approach to investigate decision-making on shared sanitation in the informal settlements of Kisumu city, in Kenya. Using a grounded theory approach, landlords and tenants were interviewed to identify sanitation decisions, individuals involved in decision-making and factors influencing decision-making. The results indicate that the main sanitation decisions are on investment, emptying, repair and cleaning. Landlords make investment, emptying and repair decisions, while tenants make cleaning decisions. Absentee landlords are less involved in most decision-making compared to live-in landlords, who rarely consult tenants in decision-making. Tenants make decisions after consultations with a third party and often collectively with other tenants. Sanitation interventions in informal settlements should thus, target landlords and tenants, with investment efforts being directed at landlords and maintenance efforts at tenants.
Article 3 Reads 0 Citations Developing a framework for supporting the implementation of integrated water resource management (IWRM) with a decouplin... E. N. Acheampong, Mark Swilling, Kevin Urama, Ernest Nti Ach... Published: 04 April 2016
Water Policy, doi: 10.2166/wp.2016.155
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The rise of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in the global water policy discourse marks a fundamental shift in water management from the techno-centric, top-down, supply-oriented and sectoral approach towards a holistic, participatory and demand-driven approach to sustainable water management. The IWRM concept has become dominant, permeating national, regional and international water policies, backed by heavy investments and advocacy by key global actors such as the World Bank and European Union. However, its implementation success remains unimpressive, amidst strong criticisms about its conceptual clarity. More recently, the decoupling concept spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Programme and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is gaining momentum as an alternative approach for sustainable water management. This paper reviews the two concepts both acclaimed for organizing knowledge production for sustainability. The paper examines the underlying factors that limit IWRM implementation and assesses the potentials of addressing the inadequacies of IWRM with the decoupling concept. IWRM as a process lacks a clearly defined strategy, standard measures to track the success of IWRM plans and guidance for planning and project development, while decoupling offers a viable strategy that feeds into the implementation of IWRM plan, providing strategic and operational direction towards achieving sustainability goals.
Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Sustainability science for meeting Africa’s challenges Alexandros Gasparatos, Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Thomas Elmqvist, K... Published: 22 March 2016
Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-016-0362-8
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Article 1 Read 6 Citations Sustainable Urban Water System Transitions Through Management Reforms in Ghana Ernest Nti Acheampong, Mark Swilling, Kevin Urama Published: 02 February 2016
Water Resources Management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-016-1256-3
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Africa’s game changers and the catalysts of social and system innovation Mark Swilling Published: 01 January 2016
Ecology and Society, doi: 10.5751/es-08226-210137
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Article 1 Read 5 Citations Developmental States and Sustainability Transitions: Prospects of a Just Transition in South Africa Mark Swilling, Josephine Musango, Jeremy Wakeford Published: 04 November 2015
Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, doi: 10.1080/1523908x.2015.1107716
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