There is a natural convergence of interest between the needs of women and the need to conserve natural resources environments. Women maintain a rich storehouse of technical environmental knowledge, which can be mobilised in the problem-solving process. In addition to their profound knowledge of fragile ecosystem management and sustainable resource use, women have a remarkable ability to work together. Women also have a powerful influence over the future attitude towards the environment. Women also have an important role to play in promoting a new attitude towards the use of water resources, based not only on technical knowledge, but also on cultural and ethical values. Perspectives on Water and Women Read More


Women have been found to play a crucial role in families bearing the brunt of procuring water. This case study is about how one woman decided to change the fate of water and sanitation in Pipara village, Tikamgarh District, Madhya Pradesh. With the support of the district government and Development Alternatives, all SHG members were empowered to become change makers leading to improved water conditions in their villages. Read More



World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. It celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. Read More

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