The Water Dissensus – A Water Alternatives Forum

"How could anything non-controversial be of intellectual interest to grown-ups?" (Edward Abbey) This Forum is intended to provide space for critical debates and discussions about water issues. Existing dissensus, or antagonistic values and points of view, can be turned into a learning opportunity for the benefit of all and give way to reasoned debates that have the potential both to further understanding of complex water issues and to generate new ideas.

Dr Scheba has studied South African water governance, the lived impacts, and the emergence and drivers of endemic and spectacular water crises, over the past 15 years. Most recently, the author has examined the management of  Cape Town 'Day Zero' and the COVID-19 crisis in relation to impacts on the urban dispossessed. This work has included engagement with the social movements African Water Commons Collective (AWCC) and Reclaim the City (RTC).

South African “Free Basic Water” policy: from progressive to regressive agenda?

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