Scientific publications

In recent years, WAPONET members have published scientific articles related to water poverty. These contributions are listed below:

A simplified model to assess vulnerable areas for urban regeneration

María José Ruá, Patricia Huedo, Vicent Civera and Raquel Agost-Felip (2019)

Improved method to calculate a water poverty index at local scale

Ricard Giné-Garriga and Agustí Pérez-Foguet (2010)

Is the human right to water sufficiently protected in Spain? Affordability and governance concerns

Samara López-Ruiz, Cecilia Tortajada, Francisco González-Gómez (2020)

Leaving no one behind: Evaluating access to water, sanitation and hygiene for vulnerable and marginalized groups

Fatine Ezbakhe, Ricard Giné-Garriga  and Agustí Pérez-Foguet (2019)

Measuring disparities in access to water based on the normative content of the human right

Oscar Flores-Baquero, Alejandro Jiménez Fdez. de Palencia, and Agustí Pérez-Foguet (2016)

No more thirst, cold, or darkness!’ – Social movements, households, and the Coproduction of knowledge on water and energy vulnerability in Barcelona, Spain

Hyerim Yoon and David Saurí (2019)

The decline of water consumption in Spanish cities: structural and contingent factors

David Saurí (2019)

Unauthorised domestic water consumption in the city of Alicante (Spain): A consideration of its causes and urban distribution (2005–2017)

Álvaro-Francisco Morote and María Hernández-Hernández (2018)

When sustainable may not mean just: A critical interpretation of urban water consumption decline in Barcelona

Hug March and David Saurí (2016)

Likewise, WAPONET has selected a series of relevant scientific publications associated with the phenomenon of water poverty. Access the list here.


Eines per visualitzar la pobresa hídrica i energètica a l’àrea metropolitana de Barcelona

Elena Domene, Marta Garcia and Xavier Garcia and (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona) (2019)

Estudio comparativo sobre las tarifas del agua en 28 ciudades

FACUA – Consumidores en Acción (2013)

Guía para la aplicación de Mecanismos de Acción Social en el sector del agua urbana

Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP) en colaboración con la Asociación Española de Abastecimientos de Agua y Saneamiento (AEAS) (2019)

La pobresa hídrica i energètica a l’àrea metropolitana de Barcelona

Elena Domene, Xavier Garcia and Marta Garcia (Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona) (2018)

More than a pretty picture: using poverty maps to design better policies and interventions

Tara Bedi, Aline Coudouel and Kenneth Simler (The World Bank) (2007)

The invisible crisis: Water unaffordability in the United States

Patricia A. Jones and Amber Moulton (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Cambridge) (2016)

Water affordability: Public operators’ views and approaches on tackling water poverty

Aqua Publica Europea (2016)


End Water Poverty (website)

FACUA – Consumidores en Acción. 2017. Estudio comparativo sobre las tarifas del suministro domiciliario de agua de treinta y cinco ciudades españolas

DE LA MESA SOCIAL DEL AGUA DE ANDALUCÍA – Comunicado de Prensa. 29 Marzo 2020. Los asentamientos de trabajadores inmigrantes de Huelva siguen sin el acceso al agua potable