WaterRising Institute, supported by WaterWoman Project Founding Partners SUEZ and Xylem, joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to talk about the importance of supporting women in water management at this year’s World Water Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hosted by the International World Association, World Water Congress is the annual global event that brings together over 10,000 water professionals in the water sector to focus on water solutions to shape our water future. WaterRising Institute and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation participated in WaterAid’s sessions, which focused on strengthening women’s independence through education and empowerment so that they can manage community water systems.
“We discussed the importance of gender and how we can help support women in the industry, to be empowered to take on more positions of leadership, and really grow their careers solving all of the tremendous problems that our world faces in the sector, said Brian Arbogash, Director of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “It’s a great set of conversations and we’re very excited to be a part of it.”