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Gender and water management: Some policy reflections
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630), Water Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6166-4992
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630), Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotechnology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4350-9950
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630), Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotechnology.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering (moved 20130630), Water Management.
2006 (English)In: Water Policy, ISSN 1366-7017, E-ISSN 1996-9759, Vol. 8, no 2, 183-200 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The importance of gender concern in water sector is paramount, being seen as the harbinger of greater efficiency and effectiveness as well as equity. Consequently, there has been a continuing trend of designing water management policies with emphasis ranging from promoting participation of women in management of water projects in particular to supporting “gender-balanced” development of the water sector in general. How effective have these policies been in addressing such basic concerns? What are the local water users’ perceptions about effectiveness of the policies in addressing their realistic gendered needs and priorities? While “women” have received much attention, how well does the gender concern in the policies integrate “men”? Do “effectiveness” and “equity” as underlying policy goals reflect the water users’ perceptions as well? The paper attempts to evaluate the existing policies within the context of local communities where these are operational and proposes “facilitation of gender role performance” as a suitable policy alternative.

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2006. Vol. 8, no 2, 183-200 p.
Keyword [en]
EMPOWERMENT, GENDER, PARTICIPATION, SOCIO-CULTURAL MATRIX, WATER
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-48209Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33645870444OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-48209DiVA: diva2:457026
Projects
•Women and Water: Encountering the challenges of water resource management in rural India from gender perspective. [Sida-SAREC/2003-2006 ]
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For full article, please contact Nandita Singh at nandita@kth.se

Available from: 2011-11-16 Created: 2011-11-16 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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