The rising tide: a new look at water and gender

The World Bank has published a report titled, ‘The Rising Tide: A New Look at Water and Gender,’ which characterizes water as “an asset, a service and a space” and illustrates how water can “reflect and even reinforce” gender inequality. The report, launched during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, aligns with the Sustainable Development Goal on gender equality (SDG 5) and the Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). The World Bank highlights that the report shows how water often reflects, and even reinforces, gender inequality. Following an introductory chapter, the second chapter of the book discusses water as both an asset and a liability. The third chapter looks at water as a service from the perspective of men and of women. The next section discusses water as space, while the fifth chapter explores who drives change.