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Why Gender Matters in IWRM: A tutorial for water managers

Organizational Authors: 
Cap-Net, International Network for Capacity Building in Integrated Water Resources Management,
Gender and Water Alliance
Year Published: 
2014

This tutorial is a self-learning tool for professionals and managers in the water sector. It is designed to help them account for the different needs of the women and men that will be affected by their work. It explains why is it important to consider gender mainstreaming in the water sector. The tools needed to achieve benefits from gender mainstreaming are discussed in the context of different sectors. There are five chapters in the tutorial. The first chapter presents basic concepts related to IWRM and gender. Subsequent chapters deal with the different sectors of water management: domestic and drinking water; sanitation; agriculture; environment, climate change and waste management. All chapters follow a prescribed format for consistency and include the following sections: Challenges, Benefits of a gender-sensitive approach to water supply solutions, Using gender approaches in IWRM (‘Getting it done’),Further reading (online tutorial only at http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/gender/index.html ). 

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