About Me

Rossella Alba is a PhD candidate in Human Geography at the Governance and Sustainability Lab, Trier University, Germany. As part of her dissertation she is researching the politics of water infrastructure in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area through a study of the everyday practices of water vending and delivery via tanker trucks. She is interested in debates on infrastructural heterogeneity, everyday urbanism, water governance and political ecology.  Her research is part of WaterPower, a project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF).

Exploring infrastructures of (water) storage in Accra
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Exploring infrastructures of (water) storage in Accra

Accra is a city of storage. While walking across its busy roads, one can spot a myriad of objects used to transport, store and sell water: Water is sold at the traffic light in tiny plastic ‘sachet’ bags, plastic or metal containers mounted on trucks are used to transport and sell bulk water, and residents […]