Water, Women and Climate Change

Amrita Gautam

15 May, 2020

‘The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing the climate change community about the opportunities that improved water management offers in terms of adaptation and mitigation’.

(UN Water 2020)

‘’Climate change affects ecosystems, biodiversity, food security, human health, energy production, human societies, gender equality and economies in a variety of ways, and water is now acknowledged to be the primary medium through which these impacts are felt. This all has a tremendous impact on women and girls’’

(Mariet Verhoef Cohen, 2020)

You tube link Although climate change affects all groups in society, the magnitude of impacts on women and girls are much greater, increasing gender inequalities in their access to and control of water resources, especially across urban–rural and gender lines and threatening their health, well-being, livelihoods and education’’

(Linda Witong, 2020)

References: (Mariet Verhoef Cohen 2020) Statement by President of Women for Water Partnership & IPP of Soroptimist International, Mariet Verhoef Cohen

(UN Water 2020) https://www.unwater.org/publications/world-water-development-report-2020/

(Linda Witong 2020) An informative review of the recently released United Nations World Water Development Report 2020 by SI (Soroptimist International) Special Advisor to Advocacy, Linda Witong