Water and Climate Change: Reimagining Women’s Leadership

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. Comprising approximately 50% of the population and despite their recognised pivotal role in water management since 1992 through the Dublin principles, women remain under-represented in water governance processes in local, national and transboundary settings. Involving women in water projects has made them more sustainable, more effective and also up to seven times more efficient (UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility, 2017)

Agenda 2030, and in particular combining the implementation of SDG 6 and SDG 5, offers a great opportunity to break the vicious circle of exclusion of women in water management and governance.

Experts will share how women are prone to impacts of climate change on water and strategies of involving women as a compulsory stakeholder in the water sector and highlighting the women leaders around the world.