|Title||Mainstreaming gender in integrated water resources management strategies and plans|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Secondary Title||Technical brief / GWP|
|Pagination||8 p. : 5 boxes|
|Publisher||Global Water Partnership (GWP)|
|Place Published||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Keywords||decision making, evaluation, gender, integrated approach, policies, sdiwrm, water resources management|
The water sector has been a pioneer in putting gender mainstreaming approaches into place at program level in the area of domestic water supply and sanitation. Water professionals were among the first to realize that community development projects that failed to take into consideration the reality of women’s lives—their roles, responsibilities, sources of power, needs and aspirations—were themselves doomed to failure. This understanding has now to be expanded beyond community water supply and sanitation and has to be moved “upstream” to the development of Integrated Water Resources Management plans and strategies, as called for by the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and reinforced by the 2005 World Summit.