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Encyclopedia of Environmental Science Vol 6: Social Aspects of Water Management

Shalinee Naidoo

211 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Implementing policies and programs that modify how people can access, use or interact with water resources is frequently socially antagonistic. This book recognizes key principles for evaluating and dealing the social effects of water reform. The significance of social acceptability to successful water reform is examined, together with the role of social assessment in attaining this. Water resources and services are parts of social systems that encompass beyond the technical world and the integrated water resources management needs a balance between competing views of social and political issues.
Author Bio
Shalinee Naidoo obtained her Master of Science degree cum laude in Microbiology from The University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in 2014. Her research interests lie in Environmental Microbiology, Transnational Water Management and more recently, the regulatory and health care sector. She currently works as an Innovation and Research and Development Officer within the medical device sector and has been involved in a range of research projects funded by The Water Research Commission and Medical Research Council of South Africa. She is currently a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and a recipient of numerous scholarship programs including the Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT program. This was one of the first programs run between the South African Department of Higher Education and Training and European Union that allowed individuals to study, conduct research and receive training at selected IRUN universities. Shalinee has also spent time teaching Chemistry and English to young children in Asia and is currently the founder of Scientist’s Sanctuary, an online science communication company that specializes in science writing, education and design.