The aim was of project R6575 was to explore how women are benefiting from and participating in water projects and what effect this is having on gender relations, access to and use of water and empowerment issues. Two researchers based at the University of Southampton, supported by an advisory team, carried out the study. It took place over five years and focused on drinking water supplies in rural areas of India and Nepal, investigating the extent to which current policies and practice are effective in reaching the poor, including women.
Institute of Irrigation and Development Studies, Southampton, UK, 12 pp.
Water: a gender issue. Findings from research in India and Nepal.