Jeimy Arias

Jeimy Arias
Université de Montréal | UdeM · Department of Geography

MS Estudios Políticos

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Introduction
Jeimy Arias currently works at the Department of Geography, Université de Montréal. Jeimy is a PhD student in Geographyphy. Their current project is 'Regulación del agua en el contexto del Sur Colombia 1909 – 2013'.

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Technical Report
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Colombia presenta una larga y compleja historia de empresas públicas para el suministro de agua en el nivel municipal. En este país, las empresas públicas han existido en la mayoría de las ciudades grandes y medianas desde principios del siglo veinte, han mostrado variados niveles de calidad en su desempeño y han sido objeto de distintas rondas de...
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This article presents key elements in the evolution of water supply regulation in Colombia over the twentieth century. This is novel in that it contradicts widely accepted and seemingly universal trends in water supply development. By putting apparently recent phenomena into a longer historical trajectory, we are able to nuance the idea of a unidir...
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As part of neoliberal reforms to public service delivery, the corporatisation of water supply has been of increasing concern since the late 1990s. Typically, both promoters and detractors frame it within neoliberal theory: it is the next best (or worst) thing to privatisation, enabling the ostensibly independent, commercial and technical management...
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As part of neoliberal reforms to public service delivery, the corporatisation of water supply has been of increasing concern since the late 1990s. Typically, both promoters and detractors frame it within neoliberal theory: it is the next best (or worst) thing to privatisation, enabling the ostensibly independent, commercial and technical management...
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Underscoring the importance of handwashing to halt the spread of Covid-19, on March 14, 2020, the Colombian government ordered the reconnection of water services to more than one million people whose services had been disconnected for non-payment. A few days later, “preventative isolation” was imposed, forcing the widespread closure of business and...
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Este libro aporta nuevos elementos a los urgentes y necesarios cuestionamientos colectivos, teniendo en cuenta los nuevos paradigmas teóricos y políticos de la transformación social en América Latina en un diálogo entre experiencias de construcción de lo común. Las alternativas al desarrollo, nuestro gran desafío desde la ecología política latinoam...

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This project proposes a comprehensive history of urban water supply development “from the South”, through a study of Colombia from 1900 to 2014. Until now, historical analyses of urban infrastructure have focused almost exclusively on high-income cities in Europe and North America. These studies testify to broad trends that are widely taken as universal: nationalization (or municipalisation) around the beginning of the 20th century, followed by large-scale infrastructure developments and service extension leading to universal coverage mid-century, and the decentralization and neoliberalization of governance from the late 1970s onward (Tarr & Dupui, 1988; Melosi, 2000). Colombian water supply history destabilizes the accepted trends in a number of ways, beyond unachieved universalization. The research has already shown decentralization to be an iterative as opposed to linear process, and that policies like corporatization, metering and full cost recovery have their roots in the 1920s rather than with neoliberalization in the 1980s (Acevedo, Furlong, & Arias, 2015). Understanding the roots of contemporary water supply challenges and how these have evolved over the long-term can help to develop more appropriate policy. This project is being conducted in collaboration with our partners at the Universidad Potificia Bolivariana (UPB) led by Professor Denisse Roca Servat as well as Tatiana Acevedo of the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. Some of the data that we have collected is presented below.