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Thirsting for access? Public access to water for personal use in urban centres: A case study of Victoria, British Columbia

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dc.contributor.author Gelb, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-08T02:01:17Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-08T02:01:17Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-12-08T02:01:17Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/265
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organization and the United Nations state that people normally access water through their place of residence. However, in North America people regularly need access to water services, such as toilets, fountains, or bathing facilities, when not in a private residence. The purpose of this thesis is to explore the current situation of access to water for personal uses for people outside a place of residence as an emergent research topic. To accomplish this, I conducted a literature review and a thematic analysis of nine key-informant interviews with stakeholders in Victoria. Findings from the research reveal that access to water for personal uses is limited in Victoria when outside a place of residence. Furthermore, the consequences and implications of this limitation directly and indirectly influence both individuals and the broader community. Finally, policy recommendations, action responses, and future research directions inform possible responses to address this issue. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject water access en_US
dc.subject urban water en_US
dc.subject personal use water en_US
dc.subject Victoria, BC en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Sciences and Engineering::Health Sciences::Public health en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Political Science::Public administration en_US
dc.subject.lcsh UVic Subject Index::Humanities and Social Sciences::Social Sciences::City planning en_US
dc.title Thirsting for access? Public access to water for personal use in urban centres: A case study of Victoria, British Columbia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Prince, Michael J.
dc.degree.department Faculty of Human and Social Development en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US


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