Gender, water scarcity, and the management of sustainability tradeoffs in Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Abstract

Sustainable governance requires humans to make decisions that strike a balance between environmental, economic, and social resource uses. While recent research has explored the costs and benefits of these sustainability tradeoffs, gender-oriented analyses are often absent from this literature. In particular, we know little about how gendered roles and responsibilities shape how communities make, enforce, and cope with decisions about sustainability tradeoffs. To address this gap, this chapter examines the gendered management of sustainability tradeoffs in a water-scarce community on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGender and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationLessons from Asia and Latin America
PublisherUniversity of Arizona Press
Pages97-120
Number of pages24
Volume9780816599479
ISBN (Electronic)9780816599479
ISBN (Print)9780816530014
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Wutich, A. (2012). Gender, water scarcity, and the management of sustainability tradeoffs in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America (Vol. 9780816599479, pp. 97-120). University of Arizona Press.