This introduction outlines the case studies that have been collected as part of a project on mainstreaming gender in water projects to bring issues of social exclusion in the practical development of infrastructure in low-income countries into the core of project planning and design. They have been used to influence and illustrate the guidelines that have been produced as part of the research. The case studies have been kept short and edited slightly to bring out the engineering issues. They are grouped according to sectors: water resources; water supply; sanitation; solid waste; transport; irrigation; construction; management and organization; emergencies; and hygiene activities. Within each section, the case studies are grouped according to the project cycle (planning, feasibility, design, construction, operation and maintenance, evaluation).
WEDC, Loughborough, UK, 3 pp.