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Record number 541549
Title Taking a livelihood perspective to building urban water resilience : Potential and challenges in Addis Ababa
Author(s) Habtemariam, Liku Workalemahu; Tufa, Ketema Abebe; Herslund, Lise Byskov; Mguni, Patience
Source Progress in Development Studies 18 (2018)4. - ISSN 1464-9934 - p. 235 - 251.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1464993418786775
Department(s) Environmental Policy
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) green space - leapfrogging - Livelihood - LSM - water resource - water-resilient
Abstract

This article explores how livelihoods in two typical communities, condominium housing and urban agriculture cooperatives, in Addis Ababa manage water resources and green spaces in order to identify key challenges and potentials for building water-resilient livelihoods. Results show that livelihoods in the two communities are heavily affected by water stress. Being dependent on natural assets makes the farming community vulnerable, but also more flexible than people in condominiums who are locked into a malfunctioning water infrastructure. However, there is potential for building water-resilient livelihoods, if broader policy frameworks are bottom-linked with locally specific situations using landscape-based stormwater management.

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