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Desalination as emergency fix: tracing the drought-desalination assemblage in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T12:23:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T12:23:53Z
dc.date.issued 2019-04-15 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/13780
dc.description.abstract In this chapter, we argue that in the context of South Africa desalination is being adopted as an emergency 'quick fix' to drought crisis, supported by the middle class and wealthy who fear the effects of water shortage. We draw on the case of desalination adoption in the Knysna Local Municipality (KLM) in 2009-2010 to argue that powerful actors framed drought crisis as nature-induced, urgent and devoid of history to create the political space for desalination technology to emerge as the best solution. We then trace the historical materiality of the drought - desalination assemblage to counter this dominant narrative, showing instead the socio-natural relations that contributed to and benefit from its emergence. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Edward Elgar Publishing en
dc.subject DESALINATION en
dc.subject WATER MANAGEMENT en
dc.title Desalination as emergency fix: tracing the drought-desalination assemblage in South Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle Tapping the oceans: seawater desalination and the political ecology of water en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Williams, J. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Swyngedouw, E. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication London en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10870 en
dc.PageNumber 98-120 en
dc.outputnumber 9927 en
dc.bibliographictitle Scheba, S. & Scheba, A. (2018) Desalination as emergency fix: tracing the drought-desalination assemblage in South Africa. In: Williams, J. & Swyngedouw, E. (eds).<i>Tapping the oceans: seawater desalination and the political ecology of water</i>. London: Edward Elgar Publishing. 98-120. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Scheba, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Scheba, A. en


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