IWMI’s Barbara van Koppen is a contributing author to the ‘Global Gender and Environment Outlook’ a first-of-its-kind publication by the United Nations Environment Programme. In her contribution to the Outlook, Barbara highlights how gender gaps in access to and control over water for productive uses continue to widen, especially affecting the rural poor. Equal control, from the point of view of gender, over water and water infrastructure, as well as land, labour, resources and decision-making, should be at the forefront in analysis and action for sustainable growth.

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