News | 30 August 2016

GenderInSITE workshop to focus on applying the gender lens to water issues

From 30 November-4 December 2015, GenderInSITE will host a workshop on Applying a Gender and Science Lens to Water Issues, in parallel with the Science Diplomacy Workshop on Sustainable Water Management hosted by TWAS, the World Academy of Sciences. The workshops, will be held in Trieste, Italy at the TWAS and GenderInSITE Secretariat, will introduce participants to the major concepts and policy issues relating to science diplomacy and sustainable water management, such as the use of shared rivers and underground aquifers, cross-border pollution issues, and safe drinking water. The GenderInSITE workshop will invite an international group of water researchers to take a look at these issues specifically through a gender lens.

Over the 4-5  day course, participants will attend keynote presentations on international sustainable water management as well as take part in breakout groups to develop main messages for decision makers and policy leaders in the area of gender and water. The group will also look at the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all," and examine how targets and indicators for this goal might be designed to incorporate a gendered perspective. The results of these discussions will be disseminated by GenderInSITE to our network of partners and on our website