Honors Capstone Project
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Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Geography | Nature and Society Relations | Physical and Environmental Geography
Water is an essential part of life. However, the right to govern water as a resource is not shared equally by all members of our global community. Every location around the world has had a unique historical, political, and cultural relationship with water. Countries need to tailor their water regimes to the unique lived experiences of all their citizens, if they are to meet the right of all humans to affordable and accessible water. Governance structures must be transparent, inclusive, and holistic. This paper analyzes literature on international water governance, and addresses a local case of water governance in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, where a participatory research project proved to be a useful tool for educating local youth about water quality issues in their region.
Mallette, Alaina, "Water Governance in the Postcolonial Developing World" (2013). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 39.
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