Flows of water and flows of power. Erik Swyngelouw's contribution to the debate on water resources in Latin America and in Spain

Gregor Meerganz von Medeazza

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    Abstract

    This paper takes Erik Swyngedouw's book, Social Power and the Urbanization of Water: Flows of Power, as a starting point for thinking about questions of equity, public participation, and social construction of environmental discourses on water. These questions are posed with regard to the European Water Framework Directive and also for the Spanish case. The paper insists on the idea that equity is fundamental for public participation processes, and that the scarcity discourse hides different possibilities of access to water according to certain social groups, classes or ethnical characteristics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)129-139
    JournalDocuments d'Analisi Geografica
    Volume47
    Issue number47
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

    Keywords

    • Discourse
    • Equity
    • Latin America
    • Public participation
    • Spain
    • Water

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