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DEMOCRATISATION OF WATER AND SANITATION GOVERNANCE BY MEANS OF SOCIO-TECHNICAL INNOVATION

Obiettivo

DESAFIO means “challenge” in both Portuguese and Spanish. The guiding concept of our proposal is to make a contribution towards tackling what is arguably one of the major challenges facing Brazil and Latin American countries in the 21st century: eradicating structural social inequality in the access to essential water and sanitation services. The overarching objective of our proposal is assessing existing experiences and developing new strategies that bring about sustainable, appropriate, and innovative socio-technical solutions to foster economic and social development through social transformation in vulnerable communities, particularly with reference to access to safe water supply and sanitation in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas of South America, with a particular emphasis on Brazil. These strategies will be developed through research and networking that actively engages beneficiary communities, practitioners, local authorities, and other relevant actors in their planning, design, assessment, implementation, monitoring, validation, and diffusion. Our transdisciplinary approach is predicated on a close interaction with non-academic actors in the production and validation of knowledge, among other things to underpin policy and behavioural transformations. We have selected a number of case studies that will cover a range of situations and characteristics, from informal settlements in the urban periphery of world megacities (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and in peri-urban areas of provincial capitals (Cali, Colombia), favelas located in the heart of booming mid-range urban centres (Recife, Brazil), to small rural villages (Mondomo, Colombia) and communities in semi-arid areas (Ceará and Minas Gerais, Brazil and Santa Fe, Argentina). We will endeavour to draw lessons and develop recommendations that are applicable to other socio-cultural and economic contexts across the developing world.

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FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Coordinatore

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Indirizzo
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 296 847,23
Contatto amministrativo
Deborah Grieves (Mrs.)

Partecipanti (7)

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE MINAS GERAIS
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 150 788,84
Indirizzo
Av Antonio Carlos 6627 Pampulha
31270 901 Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Leo Heller (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE PERNAMBUCO
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 101 071,75
Indirizzo
Avenida Professor Moraes Rego - Cidade Universitaria 1235
50670 901 Recife
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Suzana Queiroz De Melo Monteiro (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 106 464,43
Indirizzo
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ana Lucia Britto (Dr.)
COMPANHIA DE AGUA E ESGOTO DE CEARA SEM CAGECE
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 76 599,93
Indirizzo
Av Dr Lauro Vieira Chaves 1030
60422 901 Fortaleza
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
André Facó (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ROSARIO - UNR
Argentina
Contributo UE
€ 97 711,45
Indirizzo
Cordoba Street 1814
2000 Rosario
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Maria Carolina Moreno (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE
Colombia
Contributo UE
€ 94 881,40
Indirizzo
Calle 13 100-00, 3Er Piso, Oficina 3027, Ciudad Universitaria Melendez, Edificio De La Administracion Central
760032 Cali
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Edwin Leonardo Mayorga Espinosa (Mr.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portogallo
Contributo UE
€ 75 607,77
Indirizzo
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
João Marques (Prof.)