An Accounting of Loss: Water Losses and the Struggle for Decommodified Services
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm
Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall , A 618 66 West 12th Street , New York, NY 10011
Join us for a discussion with our visiting scholar, Ahmed Veriava from the University of Witwatersrand, on the water crisis in South Africa.
Non-Revenue Water (NRW) is an indicator of system losses which is becoming an important measure benchmarking South African Water Service Authorities. The adoption of NRW as a Performance Indicator (PI) reflects a shift in the domestic regulatory framework in South Africa and the assumed priorities of water managers in line with the dominant governmental rationality in the sector. However, the NRW audit also enables a new way of seeing and speaking about ‘public water’, while the story of its uptake tells us a lot about the development of contemporary governmental practices, and the forms of the resistance that shape it.
**This event is part of the Africa@The New School Seminar Series**
Presented by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs at the Schools of Public Engagement
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