Water, History And Politics In Zimbabwe

by Muchaparara Musemwa
Water, History And Politics In Zimbabwe
  • ISBN-13: 9781592219735
  • Author(s): Muchaparara Musemwa
  • Subject: African history|African history
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 30-10-2014
  • Format: p/b

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This book examines the City of Bulawayo's struggles with the environment from 1894 to 2008 given its location in the perennially semi-arid region of south-western Zimbabwe. It focuses on a case-study of Makokoba and explores the history of its African residents and their struggles over access to water during this period from a 'sustainable livelihoods' perspective - one which emphasises that human security and environmental sustainability are intertwined. It argues that water scarcity in Bulawayo was a result of both biophysical conditions and man-made policies.
About the book

This book examines the City of Bulawayo's struggles with the environment from 1894 to 2008 given its location in the perennially semi-arid region of south-western Zimbabwe. It focuses on a case-study of Makokoba and explores the history of its African residents and their struggles over access to water during this period from a 'sustainable livelihoods' perspective - one which emphasises that human security and environmental sustainability are intertwined. It argues that water scarcity in Bulawayo was a result of both biophysical conditions and man-made policies.