03 May Assembling the Medellín Model of Prepaid Water Meters
Assembling the Medellín Model of Prepaid Water Meters
Location: New York University (NYU), Abu Dhabi
Date: 18-19 February, 2018
CUW is invited to be part of the workshop “Transformations in Environment and Society” to discuss how utility companies are actively involved in designing, adjusting and politicizing prepaid water systems, and how they prepare consumers to interact with this micro-technology. The talk concludes by reflecting on the importance of uncovering the socio-political and historical-geographical context in which prepaid water systems are embedded in order to understand why these micro-technologies in certain places completely succeed while in others are fiercely disputed.