January 3, 2000
This book argues that the active participation of women is critical for ensuring sustainable use of water resources. Women’s role in water management has hitherto been seen only in the context of the provision or use of water in households and communities. The contributors to this volume suggest that though these roles are important, women can play larger and more significant roles in relation to water management, namely as decision makers, planners, managers and research scientists. The experiences of senior decision makers and professionals from various countries are analysed, specifically in terms of macro policy and management issues. The lessons to be learnt from the Latin American experiences are of special value to the entire developing world.