10 November 2017

2016 scholar Cynthia Morinville published an article “Sachet water: regulation and implications for access and equity in Accra, Ghana” in WIREs Water 2017. This study explores everyday lived experiences of sachet water consumption in Accra, Ghana with a particular attention to underserved areas. Cynthia Morinville examines the profound impact of sachet water on the municipal waterscape of Accra and focuses on the twined notions of access and equity. Her study highlights how regulating the sachet water industry remains fraught with difficulties and she argues that regulating the industry must begin with a commitment to universal access and must consider water needs beyond a narrow focus on drinking water.

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Cynthia Morinville

Cynthia Morinville (geography, University of Toronto) is exploring the lived experiences of informal workers in the global South who extract rare metals from discarded electronic waste. Her research uses documentary filmmaking and photography to tell the e-waste story in a new way.

2016 Scholars