Facing water injustices and extractivist policies, grassroots movements of the province of Imbabura, in the northern highlands of Ecuador, are seeking to participate in and benefit from green infrastructure projects. Both the Pesillo-Imbabura regional drinking water project and the HidroIntag mini hydraulic plants project illustrate this trend. However, grassroots movements often have to negotiate their initial claims in order to get involved in these projects. To what extent the coproduction of sociotechnical imaginaries linked to green infrastructure projects transform water justice grassroots movements’ claims and strategies? What are the counterimaginaries that emerge at the margins of these modernizing processes? This paper analyses, from a political ecology and feminist technoscience perspectives, how the participation of water grassroots movements in green infrastructure projects means the coproduction of sociotechnical imaginaries with public authorities, private companies or development agencies, the transformation of their initial territorial claims and the emergence of counterimaginaries by resisting actors. Keywords: Sociotechnical imaginaries, green development, grassroots movements, water, Ecuador.
|Título traducido de la contribución
|Coproducing imaginaries on water justice and green development in Ecuador
|Número de páginas
|European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
|Publicada - ene. 2021
|Publicado de forma externa