In the Shadows of Neo-liberal Urbanization and Climate Variability: Adaptations and Distress in Drinking Water Use in Peri-urban Hyderabad

The complex water markets has evolved fairly rapidly in the last two decades, as the evidence from peri-urban Hyderabad elicits in this paper. This has changed, to a large extent, the choices available to the citizens of the peri-urban communities, and has implications for access to safe water and their various constituent hamlets, both in the lean and the normal seasons . The water stress imposed on the residents have two primary agents, the urbanization process and sharp climatic variability that is said to have increased in recent years (Diffenbaugh et al 2015; Nicholls et al 1996, Katz and Brown 1992).

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