Professional Women and Water Management: Case Study from Morocco

Globally, the issue of water management and women has thus far been almost exclusively focused on women responsible for the provision and management of water at the household and community levels. Their presence and contributions at the managerial and decision-making levels have received little attention in the past. The present paper focuses on the role women play, and can play, in the planning, management, and operation of water resources systems in Morocco. Based on this analysis, it appears to be a matter of education, training, personal choice, and time before more women will work professionally in the water-related institutions in Morocco, and also obtain more positions at the higher levels.

By Cecilia Tortajada, 2003. Article published in Water International, Volume 28, Issue 4, pages 532-539. DOI: 10.1080/02508060308691731 

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