The Table

Giving women and allies a seat at the table.

To introduce the study and invite participation, WaterWoman Project launched the WaterWoman Table, a series of live-streamed thought leadership conversations to explore how the water sector is currently addressing the current  gender gap. 

Debuting at World Water Week 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden, the first WaterWoman table events explored the need for gender inclusion in the water workforce, and how data can provide insights for refining the policies, practices and programs that can help scale solutions for bridging the gender gap. Conversations also focused on how innovation and technology can create appeal and new entry points for all genders to help water managers and other industries that rely on water across their value chain accelerate the transition to a more efficient and resilient future. WaterWoman Table events continued at WEFTEC in New Orleans in 2022. 

WaterWoman Table Discussions in 2023

During the UN 2023 Water Conference in NYC March 22-24, 2023, WaterWoman Project will host its next round of WaterWoman Tables in collaboration with the City of New York, associations and Founding Parnters:

  • Water utilities, private operators and technology companies talk about what water resilience looks like in 2030 and 2050, and how a gender-inclusive approach to management will help get us there.
  • Global consumer brands talk about water and gender inclusivity risks and opportunities, and how a circular, water positive and other strategies can address corporate and water resiliency goals.
  • Regulators, policymakers and water utility associations talk about their approach to prioritizing water and gender in the protection of public health and our most valuable resource.