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dc.contributor.supervisor Hanrahan, Maura
dc.contributor.author Dosu, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-21T20:17:34Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-21T20:17:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5891
dc.description.abstract Notwithstanding its rise in use, the term water security lacks a consensus of how it is conceptualized and applied in different contexts and disciplines. Drawing on a conceptual framework that involves a plethora of several dimensions, this study examines how water security is conceptualized and applied in rural Ghana. Using mixed methods, this study assesses households' water security experiences in three rural communities. The analysis of cross-sectional data provides a deeper understanding of the importance of these dimensions in defining rural water security. On this basis, the dissertation makes two interrelated arguments. The first is that rural dwellers suffer from biases that make them vulnerable to water insecurity. Second, despite the general effects of water insecurity on rural households, women, girls, and people with physical disabilities constitute the most marginalized population in the communities. The dissertation concludes with the need to adopt welfare approaches to enhance rural water security. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Research Excellence Development Opportunities (CREDO) fund University of Lethbridge Grant number: 13462-4165-8015 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Geography and Environment en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject rural Ghana en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject water security en_US
dc.subject water policy en_US
dc.subject Water security -- Ghana -- Management en_US
dc.subject Water-supply, Rural -- Ghana -- Management en_US
dc.subject Drinking water -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Marginality, Social -- Ghana en_US
dc.subject Rural women -- Ghana -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Rural girls -- Ghana -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject People with disabilities -- Ghana -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Ghana -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Drinking water security in rural Ghana: the implications of community experiences for policy en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Geography and Environment en_US
dc.degree.level Ph.D en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0595 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0293 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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