Here you find some of the peer reviewed  articles (co)authored by the project members:

  • Nastar, M., Isoke, J., Kulabako, R., Silvestri, G. (2019). A case for urban liveability from below: exploring the politics of water and land access for greater liveability in Kampala, Uganda. Local Environment, DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2019.1572728. Available at: 
  • Silvestri, G., Wittmayer, M. J., Schipper, K., Kulabako, R., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Nyenje, P., Komakech, H., Van Raak, R (2018). Transition Management for Improving the Sustainability of WASH Services in Informal Settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa—An Exploration, Sustainability, 10(11), 4052, available at: 
  • Lutterodt, G., van de Vossenberg, J., Hoiting, Y., Kamara, A.K., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., Foppen, J.W.A. (2018). Microbial groundwater quality status of hand-dug wells and boreholes in the Dodowa area of Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (4). DOI: 10.3390/ijerph15040730
  • Nastar, M., Abbas, S., Aponte Rivero, C., Jenkins, S. & Kooy, M. (2018): The emancipatory promise of participatory water governance for the urban poor: Reflections on the transition management approach in the cities of Dodowa, Ghana and Arusha, Tanzania, African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2018.1459287
  • Grönwall, J. & Oduro‑Kwarteng, S. (2018). Groundwater as a strategic resource for improved resilience: a case study from peri‑urban Accra. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(6).
  • Grönwall, J. (2016). Self-supply and accountability: to govern or not to govern groundwater for the (peri-) urban poor in Accra, Ghana. Environmental Earth Sciences75(16), 1163. doi:10.1007/s12665-016-5978-6

Earlier related work


  • Foppen J.W.A., Lutterodt G., Roling W., and Uhlenbrook S., 2010. Towards understanding inter-strain attachment variations of Escherichia coli during transport in saturated quartz sand. Water Research 44 (2010) 1202 – 1212 (DOI: 1016/j.watres.2009.08.034).
  • Katukiza, A.Y., Temanu H., Chung J.W., Foppen, J.W.A., Lens P.N.L., 2013. Genomic copy concentrations of selected waterborne viruses in a slum environment in Kampala, Uganda. Journal of Water and Health (DOI:2166/wh.2013.184).
  • Lutterodt, G., Foppen, J.W., and S. Uhlenbrook, 2012. Transport of Escherichia colistrains isolated from natural spring water.  Contam. Hydrol. 140-141 (2012) 12–20 (DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.08.011).
  • Nyenje, P.M., Foppen, Uhlenbrook, S. and Lutterodt, G., 2015. Using hydro-chemical tracers to assess impacts of unsewered urban catchments on hydrochemistry and nutrients in groundwater. Hydrological processes., Vol. 28, Pp 5860-5878, DOI: 1002/hyp.10070.
  • Nyenje, P.M., Havik, J.C.N., Foppen, J.W., Muwanga, A. and Kulabako, R., 2014. Understanding the fate of sanitation-related nutrients in a shallow sandy aquifer below an urban slum area. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Volume 164, Pp. 259-274, DOI: 1016/j.jconhyd.2014.06.011.
  • Lutterodt, G. S., Foppen, J.W. and S. Uhlenbrook, 2014. Escherichia colistrains harvested from springs in Kampala, Uganda: cell characterization and transport in saturated porous media.Hydrological Processes 28, Pages 1973–1988 (2014) (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9733).
  • Nyenje, P.M., Foppen, J.W., Uhlenbrook, S., Kulabako, R and Muwanga, A., 2013. Nutrient pollution in shallow aquifers underlying pit latrines and domestic solid waste dumps in urban slums. Journal of Environment Management 122, 15 June 2013, Pages 15–24 (DOI:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.02.040).


  • Grönwall, J. (2011). Groundwater dependence among poor urban people: out of sight is out of mind?. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development,3(1), 26-39 (DOI:
  • Mukherjee, M., Chindarkar, N., & Grönwall, J. (2015). Non-revenue water and cost recovery in urban India: the case of Bangalore. Water Policy, 17(3), 484-501. (DOI:10.2166/wp.2014.304)
  • McDonald, R. I., Douglas, I., Revenga, C., Hale, R., Grimm, N., Grönwall, J., & Fekete, B. (2011). Global urban growth and the geography of water availability, quality, and delivery. Ambio, 40(5), 437-446. (DOI: 10.1007/s13280-011-0152-6)
  • Komakech, H. C., & van der Zaag, P. (2013). Polycentrism and pitfalls: the formation of water users forums in the Kikuletwa catchment, Tanzania. Water international, 38(3), 231-249. (DOI:10.1080/02508060.2013.791763)
  • Komakech, H., van Koppen, B., Mahoo, H., & van der Zaag, P. (2011). Pangani river basin over time and space: on the interface of local and basin level responses. Agricultural Water Management, 98(11), 1740-1751(DOI:10.1016/j.agwat.2010.06.011)
  • Komakech, H. C., Van Der Zaag, P., & Van Koppen, B. (2012). The dynamics between water asymmetry, inequality and heterogeneity sustaining canal institutions in the Makanya catchment, Tanzania. Water Policy, 14(5), 800. (DOI: 10.2166/wp.2012.196 )
  • Kooy, M., Bakker, K. (2014) (Post)Colonial Pipes: Urban Water Supply in Colonial and Contemporary Jakarta. Chapter 3 in, Cars, Conduits, and Kampongs: The Modernization of the Indonesian City, 1920-1960, eds Freek Columbijn and Joost Cote. (DOI: 10.1163/9789004280724)
  • Kooy (2014) ‘Developing Informality: Jakarta’s urban waterscape’, Water Alternatives.
  • Bakker, K. and Kooy, M. ( 2010) ‘Citizens without a City: The Techno-Politics of Urban Water Governance’, Chapter 5 in Beyond Privatization: Governance failure and the world’s urban water crisis, K.Bakker. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  • Kooy, M. and K. Bakker (2008). “Splintered networks: The colonial and contemporary waters of Jakarta.” Geoforum 39(6): 1843-1858.
  • Nastar, M. (2014) The quest to become a world city: Implications for access to water. Cities 41:1-9. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.04.007)
  • Nastar, M. (2014) What drives the urban water regime? An analysis of water governance arrangements in Hyderabad, India. Ecology and Society 19. (
  • Nastar, M., and V. Ramasar. (2012) Transition in South African water governance: Insights from a perspective on power. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 4:7-24. (DOI:10.1016/j.eist.2012.05.001)


  • Nastar, M. (2014) What drives the urban water regime? An analysis of water governance arrangements in Hyderabad, India. Ecology and Society 19. (
  • Nastar, M., and V. Ramasar. (2012) Transition in South African water governance: Insights from a perspective on power. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 4:7-24. (DOI:10.1016/j.eist.2012.05.001)


  • Oduro-Kwarteng, S., & van Dijk, M. P. (2013). The effect of increased private sector involvement in solid waste collection in five cities in Ghana. Waste management & research, (DOI: 10.1177/0734242X13496305).
  • Nyarko, K. B., Oduro-Kwarteng, S., & Owusu-Antwi, P. (2011). Local authorities, community and Private Operators Partnerships in small towns water service delivery in Ghana. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C, 36(14), 1078-1084. (DOI:10.1016/j.pce.2011.08.007)