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Record number 427559
Title Diverting the flow : gender equity and water in South Asia
Author(s) Zwarteveen, M.Z.; Ahmed, S.; Gautam, S.R.
Source New Delhi : Zubaan - ISBN 9789381017203 - 615
Department(s) Irrigation and Water Engineering
WASS
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) man-vrouwrelaties - vrouwen - geslacht (gender) - beschikbaar bodemwater - toegangsrecht - waterbeheer - zuid-azië - gender relations - women - gender - available water - right of access - water management - south asia
Categories Gender and Environmental Issues / Water Supply
Abstract Across the South Asian region, water determines livelihoods and in some cases even survival. However, water also creates exclusions. Access to water, and its social organization, are intimately tied up with power relations. This book provides an overview of gender, equity and water issues relevant to South Asia. The essays empirically illustrate and theoretically argue how gender intersects with other axes of social differences such as class, caste, ethnicity, age and religion to shape water access, use and management practices. Divided into six thematic sections, each of which starts with an introduction of relevant concepts, debates and theories, the book looks at laws and rights, policies, technologies and intervention strategies. In all, the book clearly shows how understanding, and changing the use, distribution and management of water is conditional upon understanding and accommodating gender relations.
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