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Investigating Natural, Historical, And Institutional Transformations - Cities

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "INHABIT Cities" data sheet

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Organization address
address: STRAND
city: LONDON
postcode: WC2R 2LS

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-14   to  2018-08-14


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    KING'S COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

The overall aim of INHAbIT is to improve understandings of the dynamics of water service provision in urban environments in the global South. In particular, INHAbIT will explore historical processes and transformations that have shaped water service configurations, the politics of socio-technical urban water supply systems and the socio-ecological processes shaping the urban waterscape. INHAbIT is innovative in that it takes an interdisciplinary approach and aims at developing new methodologies and conceptual approaches. To this aim, INHAbIT has identified three objectives, which combine theoretical, methodological and empirical elements: undertake a theoretical synthesis that brings urban political ecology perspectives into engagement with institutional bricolage; explore and test innovative methodologies for tracking informality and investigating socio-natural processes; undertake empirical work and building up a robust body of rigorously researched historical and qualitative data on natural, historical and institutional transformations that have shaped and continuously re-shape water service realities in Lilongwe (Malawi) and Maputo (Mozambique). While taking a critical approach, INHAbIT is also cognizant of the needs of policy makers and practitioners for solutions that work for serving with adequate water a growing population. The researcher, Maria Rusca, will explore the implications of INHAbIT’s research findings for policy and practice and disseminate accordingly. INHAbIT, thus, will be both scientifically innovative and policy relevant.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Tiwale S., Rusca M., Zwarteveen M.,
The power of pipes: mapping urban water inequities through the material properties of networked water infrastructures. The case of Lilongwe, Malawi
published pages: 314-335, ISSN: 1965-0175, DOI:
Water Alternatives 11 (2) 2019-06-13
2017 Maria Rusca, Akosua Sarpong Boakye-Ansah, Alex Loftus, Giuliana Ferrero, Pieter van der Zaag
An interdisciplinary political ecology of drinking water quality. Exploring socio-ecological inequalities in Lilongwe’s water supply network
published pages: 138-146, ISSN: 0016-7185, DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.06.013
Geoforum 84 2019-06-13
2016 Cecilia Alda-Vidal, Michelle Kooy, Maria Rusca
Mapping operation and maintenance: an everyday urbanism analysis of inequalities within piped water supply in Lilongwe, Malawi
published pages: 104-121, ISSN: 0272-3638, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2017.1292664
Urban Geography 39/1 2019-06-13
2018 Maria Rusca
Visualizing urban inequalities: The ethics of videography and documentary filmmaking in water research
published pages: e1292, ISSN: 2049-1948, DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1292
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water 5/4 2019-06-13
2018 Maria Rusca, Klaas Schwartz
The paradox of cost recovery in heterogeneous municipal water supply systems: Ensuring inclusiveness or exacerbating inequalities?
published pages: 101-108, ISSN: 0197-3975, DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.03.002
Habitat International 73 2019-06-13
2017 Cecilia Alda-Vidal, Maria Rusca, Margreet Zwarteveen, Klaas Schwartz, Nicky Pouw
Occupational genders and gendered occupations: the case of water provisioning in Maputo, Mozambique
published pages: 974-990, ISSN: 0966-369X, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1339019
Gender, Place & Culture 24/7 2019-06-13
2017 Maria Rusca, Cecilia Alda-Vidal, Michaela Hordijk, Nienke Kral
Bathing without water, and other stories of everyday hygiene practices and risk perception in urban low-income areas: the case of Lilongwe, Malawi
published pages: 533-550, ISSN: 0956-2478, DOI: 10.1177/0956247817700291
Environment and Urbanization 29/2 2019-06-13
2018 Maria Rusca, Tatiana dos Santos, Filippo Menga, Naho Mirumachi Klaas Schwartz and Michaela Hordijk
Space, state-building and the hydraulic mission- Crafting the Mozambican state
published pages: , ISSN: 2399-6544, DOI:
Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space 2019-04-18

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