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“Not a rule of laws, but a rule of man” Tenure security and water accessibility in urban Cambodia

Rydén, Karin LU (2012) SIMV25 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
This thesis discusses water supply and the impacts of tenure policy in an urban context in a developing country, particularly the relationship between tenure status and access to water. The relationship between tenure security and poverty reduction has been vividly debated among many researchers over several decades. Recent research on water supply has highlighted the linkage to tenure and suggested that tenure security is a prerequisite to increase water coverage levels (Sjöstedt 2011).
As opposed to previous published research on tenure security and water accessibility, this study adopts a qualitative approach including semi-structured interviews with representatives from the public water authority, non-governmental organization and... (More)
This thesis discusses water supply and the impacts of tenure policy in an urban context in a developing country, particularly the relationship between tenure status and access to water. The relationship between tenure security and poverty reduction has been vividly debated among many researchers over several decades. Recent research on water supply has highlighted the linkage to tenure and suggested that tenure security is a prerequisite to increase water coverage levels (Sjöstedt 2011).
As opposed to previous published research on tenure security and water accessibility, this study adopts a qualitative approach including semi-structured interviews with representatives from the public water authority, non-governmental organization and households of informal as well as formal tenure status. Case study approach was adopted in order to gain in-depth insight about the context specific issues of the urban informal settlements in the Boeung Kak Lake area in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The result indicates that geographical proximity and arbitrary decisions by the public water authority appears to influence water accessibility to a larger extent than actual tenure status. Clear and consistent information on the tenure system as well as coherent tenure praxis is necessary in order to increase the tenure security and thus avoid a situation where access to safe and affordable water depends on different authorities’ arbitrary judgment. (Less)
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author
Rydén, Karin LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV25 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Cambodia, Boeung Kak Lake, tenure policy, water accessibility, Tenure security
language
English
id
2621190
date added to LUP
2012-06-11 12:13:38
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@misc{2621190,
  abstract     = {This thesis discusses water supply and the impacts of tenure policy in an urban context in a developing country, particularly the relationship between tenure status and access to water. The relationship between tenure security and poverty reduction has been vividly debated among many researchers over several decades. Recent research on water supply has highlighted the linkage to tenure and suggested that tenure security is a prerequisite to increase water coverage levels (Sjöstedt 2011).
As opposed to previous published research on tenure security and water accessibility, this study adopts a qualitative approach including semi-structured interviews with representatives from the public water authority, non-governmental organization and households of informal as well as formal tenure status. Case study approach was adopted in order to gain in-depth insight about the context specific issues of the urban informal settlements in the Boeung Kak Lake area in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The result indicates that geographical proximity and arbitrary decisions by the public water authority appears to influence water accessibility to a larger extent than actual tenure status. Clear and consistent information on the tenure system as well as coherent tenure praxis is necessary in order to increase the tenure security and thus avoid a situation where access to safe and affordable water depends on different authorities’ arbitrary judgment.},
  author       = {Rydén, Karin},
  keyword      = {Cambodia,Boeung Kak Lake,tenure policy,water accessibility,Tenure security},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“Not a rule of laws, but a rule of man” Tenure security and water accessibility in urban Cambodia},
  year         = {2012},
}