It is widely accepted that Earth’s water cycle is changing rapidly due to climate change. We must be able to respond urgently to the growing risks by placing water and women at the center of governmental and private sector policy and investment priorities.

WaterRising believes that industry must advance innovation for water protection, and that improving workforce culture and development opportunities for women is critical for water resilience. Policies, programs and practices in water management must change to include women—from government and private utilities and infrastructure projects that supply and protect our resources, to the sectors that demand water for goods and services. We believe that technology is the critical link between water and women and that, at this critical intersection of all three, where we will drive solutions for a water positive future.



Seeing the water crisis through the lens of gender, WaterRising Institute envisions an equitable, water positive future, one where all voices are heard, all barriers to gender are removed, and more water is replenished than used in every aspect of water management.


WaterRising's mission is to accelerate gender parity in water management by helping utilities, industries and government prioritize a gender-inclusive, water positive approach to solving our water crisis made urgent by the climate emergency.


Our work is shaped by seven values: Courage, Accountability, Inclusiveness, Collaboration, Innovation, Integrity and Respect.