A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gendered roles of water provision and management. This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. The reading specifically discusses the access, consumption and use of water resources by women. It also focuses on challenges that women face due to climate change induced water scarcity.
Students will learn about gender inequalities with regards to water accessibility, consumption and utilization. They will also learn how climate change may increase the burden and responsibilities on women due to water scarcity and other impacts.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- Discuss the gender dimensions of water management and climate change.
- What challenges do women face due to climate change induced water scarcity?
- How does women’s knowledge of household water issues contribute to effective water management and planning?
About the tool
|Tool Name||Water, Gender and Climate Change|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Gender, Gender Studies, Water, Water Management, Water Scarcity|
|Climate Topic||Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance|
|Type of tool||Reading|
|Grade Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
|Developed by||GenderCC Women for Climate Justice|
|Hosted at||GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website|