Domestic water use
"Water used for household purposes, such as drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing clothes and dishes, ushing toilets, and water- ing lawns and gardens. About 85% of domestic water is delivered to U.S. homes by a public-supply facility, such as a county water department. About 15% of the nation’s population obtains their domestic water from wells." (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, n.y.)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. "A Glossary of Water-Related Terms", by Brian Benham. Publication 442-758
Local Perspectives Case Studies
Water shortages and quality issues for domestic use in Platfontein South Africa
Safe drinking water is lacking in the Kaqchikel community
University of Zimbabwe: Department of Construction and Civil Engineering
The Department of Construction and Civil Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe is one of the 8 departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.The department is already a major center for water and sanitation engineering through its MSc programmes which have produced graduates from eastern and southern Africa. The department also boasts of soil and material and timber research facilities which can be used to benefit the country at large.
Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz
Research Associate at Free University of Brussels
Tania Eulalia Martinez-Cruz is an interdisciplinary researcher and an Ëyuujk Indigenous Woman from Mexico. Currently, she is a Research Associate at the Laboratory of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds of the Free University of Brussels and does consultancy work for different international organisations. She has 15 years of experience working on issues linked to international development.
Chair, Te Huia & Rangiwherowhero Trust
Ko Pirongia te Maunga (The Mountain is Pirongia)
Ko Kāwhia te Moana (The Ocean is Kāwhia)
Ko Waipā te Awa (The River is Waipā)
Ko Pūrekireki, Hiiona me Maketū ngā Marae (The Meeting Houses are Pūrekireki, Hiiona and Maketū)
Ko Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Maniapoto me Waikato ngā Iwi (The tribes are of Mahuta, Maniapoto and Waikato)
Ko Tainui te Waka (The Voyaging Canoe is Tainui)
Ko Cadence Kaumoana tōku ingoa (My name is Cadence Kaumoana)
Nokubonga Nokwanda Mazibuko-Ngidi
Commissioner for the Commission on Khoi-San Matters at the South African Department of Traditional Affairs
Nokubonga Mazibuko is an Anthropologist from Folweni, a Durban-south township. She holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology, and Honours degree in Gender Studies (both obtained Cum Laude) and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with majors in Media and Cultural Studies and Political Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Additionally, a certificate in Afrikan Feminist and Gender Studies (obtained with distinction) from the University of South Africa’s Thabo Mbheki Leadership Institute (TMALI). She is currently reading towards a PhD focusing on Anthropology and Gender Studies.
Lilian Nguracha Balanga
Founder of Women .conserve at Samburu women
Am from pastoralist communities living in Kenya. I am a mother, a gender champion, I have more than 10 years of experience working with non-governmental organizations, I have been passionate about championing women and girls' rights since I was a young girl. I grew up in an atypical traditional culture where women are regarded as children, they were not allowed to own properties or make any decision. I learnt to voice out issues, I learnt to speak out on the right of other girls and myself. I have learnt, too, that women's rights are human rights regardless of age, tribe, color.
Alicia Simón Sisimit
Staff at the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala; Kaqchikel journalist and activist
Originally from San José Poaquil, Chimaltenango, Indigenous Kaqchikel woman, she attended her secondary level at the Instituto Normal para Señoritas "Olimpia Leal", in Antigua, Guatemala. Ms Simón Sisimit graduated from the only public university in Guatemala, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala as a Journalist with a Bachelor of Social Communication Sciences. She is currently a student in Public Management and Juridicality at the National Institute of Public Administration -Guatemala (INAP).