Monitoring access to water in rural areas based on the human right to water framework: a local level case study in Nicaragua
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Much effort has gone into the recognition of the human right to water. Without doubt, this milestone influences governance and decision making processes at many scales so it is essential now to shift the discussion from the legal and conceptual framework to practice. Along this line, the article proposes a methodology for monitoring access to water in rural areas using the framework of this human right. The practicality of the approach is demonstrated by a case study carried out in Nicaragua. Different criteria of the right to water were included in surveys and structured interviews that were conducted in rural households and water committees, respectively. A discussion analyzes the advantages and challenges of using this framework. Finally, the approach provides elements for policy making that can be used by different stakeholders in the development and human rights sectors.
CitationFlores, O.; Jiménez Fernández de Palencia, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A. Monitoring access to water in rural areas based on the human right to water framework: a local level case study in Nicaragua. "International journal of water resources development", Febrer 2013, vol. 29, núm. 4, p. 1-16.