Water Demand Management for Social Justice

January 18, 2012

Women and men have different interests in, and derive different benefits from, the availability, use and management of water. Research evidence is supporting the notion that involving women, along with men, in the design and management of water projects enhances the intended results of projects and contributes to the sustainability of water resources as well as to social justice.

Policymakers could benefit much from an increased understanding of the economic, political and social impediments that limit women’s effective and secure access to water resources as well as the benefits that may accrue by improving women’s participation in water management initiatives.

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