Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia

By: Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed & Suman Rimal Gautam (Eds)

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Across the South Asian region, water determines livelihoods and in some cases even survival. However, water also creates exclusions. Access to water, and its social organization, are intimately tied up with power relations. This book provides an overview of gender, equity and water issues relevant to South Asia. The essays empirically illustrate and theoretically argue how gender intersects with other axes of social differences such as class, caste, ethnicity, age and religion to shape water access, use and management practices. Divided into six thematic sections, each of which starts with an introduction of relevant concepts, debates and theories, the book looks at laws and rights, policies, technologies and intervention strategies. In all, the book clearly shows how understanding, and changing the use, distribution and management of water is conditional upon understanding and accommodating gender relations. Contents List of Tables and Figures List of Abbreviations Preface and Acknowledgements Section 1 ? Understanding Gender and Water Linkages 1. Gender and Water in South Asia: Revisiting Perspectives, Policies and Practice 2. Understanding Gendered Agency in Water Governance Section 2 ? Gender, Water Laws and Policies 3. Gender, Water Laws and Policies: An Introduction 4. Decentralizing or Marginalizing Women: Gender Relations and Sector Reforms in India 5. The Right to Water in Different Discourses 6. Water Rights and Gender Rights: The Sri Lanka Experience Section 3 ? Gender, Water Supply and Sanitation 7. Gender in Drinking Water and Sanitation: An Introduction 8. Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Gender Matters 9. Reducing a Community?s Water and Sanitation Burden: Insights from Maharashtra 10. Gendered Waters, Poisoned Wells: Political Ecology of the Arsenic Crisis in Bangladesh 11. Modern Water for Modern Women: Questioning the Relationship between Gender, Empowerment and Participation Section 4 ? Gender, Water and Agrarian Change 12. Gender, Water and Agrarian Change: An Introduction 13. Groundwater Vending and Appropriation of Women?s Labour: Gender, Water Scarcity and Agrarian Change in a Gujarati Village, India 14. Highlighting the User in Waste Water Irrigation Research: Gender, Class and Caste Dynamics of Livelihoods near Hyderabad, India Section 5 ? Gender and Water Technologies 15. Gender and Water Technologies: An Introduction 16. Farming Women and Irrigation Technology: Cases from Nepal 17. Gender and Water Technologies: Linking the Variables and Arsenic and Fluoride Mitigation 18. Perspectives on Gender and Large Dams 19. Large Water Control Mechanisms: Gender Impact of the Damodar Valley Corporation, India Section 6 ? Strategies to Address Gendered Water Concerns 20. Strategies to Address Gendered Water Concerns: An Introduction 21. Improving Processes of Natural Resources Management at the Grassroots: The Case of the Self Employed Women?s Association (SEWA) 22. Thinking and Acting on Gender Issues: The Interface of Policy, Culture and Identity 23. Adopting a Gender Approach in a Water and Sanitation Project: The Case of the 4WS Project in Coastal Communities in South Asia Glossary Notes on Contributors Printed Pages: 642.

Title: Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia

Author Name: Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed & Suman Rimal Gautam (Eds)

Categories: India, Gender Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan/Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd.: 2012

ISBN: 9789381017203

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 109520

Keywords: Diverting the Flow: Gender Equity and Water in South Asia Margreet Zwarteveen, Sara Ahmed & Suman Rimal Gautam (Eds)