Priyam Das is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her primary research area is water governance in the Global South. Her current research focuses on community-managed water supply and sanitation for the urban poor in Madhya Pradesh, India. Priyam received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University. She also has professional experience working as an architect and landscape designer in India and the United States.
Enhancing women’s participation in water governance
25 Feb 2015
Women’s participation has become a key theme in water and sanitation projects. However, projects that have made provisions for women’s participation have yielded mixed results in terms of the quality of their participation. This column analyses community-managed urban water supply projects in Madhya Pradesh to understand the gap between women’s motivation to participate and their ability to do so, and what can be done to close the gap.
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