The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam

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The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam. / Noel, Stacey; Hoang Thi Phuong, Missing; Soussan, John; Lovett, Jon C.

In: Water policy, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2010, p. 237-247.

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Noel, S, Hoang Thi Phuong, M, Soussan, J & Lovett, JC 2010, 'The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam', Water policy, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 237-247. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2009.102

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Noel, S., Hoang Thi Phuong, M., Soussan, J., & Lovett, J. C. (2010). The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam. Water policy, 12(2), 237-247. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2009.102

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Noel S, Hoang Thi Phuong M, Soussan J, Lovett JC. The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam. Water policy. 2010;12(2):237-247. https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2009.102

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Noel, Stacey ; Hoang Thi Phuong, Missing ; Soussan, John ; Lovett, Jon C. / The impact of domestic water on household enterprises: evidence from Vietnam. In: Water policy. 2010 ; Vol. 12, No. 2. pp. 237-247.

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