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Urban households’ access to water for livelihoods enhancement in Accra, Ghana

Urban households’ access to water for livelihoods enhancement in Accra, Ghana

Abraham, Ernest Mensah, Martin, Adrienne M., Cofie, Olufunke and Raschid-Sally, Liqa (2015) Urban households’ access to water for livelihoods enhancement in Accra, Ghana. Waterlines, 34 (2). pp. 139-155. ISSN 0262-8104 (Print), 1756-3488 (Online) (doi:10.3362/1756-3488.2015.014)

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of research conducted in Accra, Ghana, aimed at understanding how access to water allows small-scale, water dependent livelihoods to contribute to the household income of urban and peri-urban communities. Ten communities were selected in Accra and its surrounding communities to reflect different levels of infrastructure provision and conditions of water supply. Focus group discussions were held in each community. Issues which emerged were investigated further in a structured household questionnaire survey involving 443 respondents. A wide range of small-scale water dependent occupations were observed. Among the households surveyed, 59.14% were engaged in a water dependent occupation which contributed over 80% of household income in some cases. Small-scale, water dependent occupations, thus, constitute an important source of income for urban and peri-urban households.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water, Livelihoods, Households, Income, Accra
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2015 13:10
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/13852

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