13 November 2018, h. 14.30, SPS SEMINAR ROOM
Università degli Studi di Milano, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Economiche e Sociali, via Conservatorio 7, Milano
Further insights starting from the special issue of «Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia»
(Volume LVIII, Number 4, October-December 2017)
Call for papers: WATER SOCIALISATION – How climate, technologies and privatisation are changing the hydro-balances of society
Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Giorgio Osti (Università degli Studi di Trieste).
Water socialisation – the pact for a rational and fair water sharing – has been weakened in temperate, developed countries. The capacity to store great quantities of water, to transport it over long distances, and the progress in the fields of depuration, filtering, irrigation and channelling had ensured a relatively peaceful situation among users. Such a balance has been easier in those places where water flows are more regular and public agencies are best equipped to manage all water-related services. Industrialisation of water flows (dense technological treatment of waters in all their cycle, increased scale of water supply facilities, water customisation) ensured the balance between shared access and intense use of water.