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Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters

During the World Water Week in Stockholm earlier this autumn, Women for Water Partnership and IUCN launched a new publication titled “Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters”.
Good water governance will be a cornerstone of global water security over the coming decades.  A central dimension of water security involves the protection, allocation and sharing of increasingly scarce and polluted water resources among humans and the environment.

The publication draws attention to the issue of gender equality in transboundary water governance and demonstrate that positive change is happening on the ground. In their roles as users and managers of water resources, women are driving innovation, including in transboundary settings where they are demonstrating cooperative solutions and using knowledge in formal and informal resource management processes.

Access the publication “Women as change-makers in the governance of shared waters” here.