Opposing Currents: The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America

Opposing Currents: The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America

by Vivienne Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822958546

ISBN-13: 9780822958543

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

This volume focuses on women in Latin America as stakeholders in water resources management. It makes their contributions to grassroots efforts more visible, explains why doing so is essential for effective public policy and planning in the water sector, and provides guidelines for future planning and project implementation.

After an in-depth review of gender and

Overview

This volume focuses on women in Latin America as stakeholders in water resources management. It makes their contributions to grassroots efforts more visible, explains why doing so is essential for effective public policy and planning in the water sector, and provides guidelines for future planning and project implementation.

After an in-depth review of gender and water management policies and issues in relation to domestic usage, irrigation, and sustainable development, the book provides a series of case studies prepared by an interdisciplinary group of scholars and activists. Covering countries throughout the hemisphere, and moving freely from impoverished neighborhoods to the conference rooms of international agencies, the book explores the various ways in which women are-and are not-involved in local water initiatives across Latin America. Insightful analyses reveal what these case studies imply for the success or failure of various regional efforts to improve water accessibility and usability, and suggest new ways of thinking about gender and the environment in the context of specific policies and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958543
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Series:
Pitt Latin American Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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