Water should be clean, safe and accessible for everyone.
It starts with a gender-inclusive water workforce.
Cities are experiencing three water crises at once: aging infrastructure, a rapidly retiring workforce that’s less than 18% women globally, and the need to transition to available technologies.
To turn crisis into opportunity, we must first prove that women and other marginalized people face barriers to water jobs–especially communities on the frontlines of climate change, where on-the-job training can lead to sustainable careers and economic mobility.
Closing the gender gap will speed up progress like never before.
We must act with urgency. As a contributor to UN Women’s Spotlight Series Paper, From Commodity to Common Good: A Feminist Agenda to Tackle The World’s Water Crisis, WaterRising Institute is working at the intersection of SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) toward a gender-inclusive, water resilient future by launching a study to better understand the root causes of this gender gap.
Join WaterRising’s WaterWoman Project to study the barriers and close the gender gap in the water workforce. Contact us to learn how to get involved.