The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched a report titled, ‘Women as Change-makers in the Governance of Shared Waters,’ highlighting the role of women in transboundary water governance. IUCN’s review of research into the role of women in water governance finds that the issue has not received much attention, despite women playing an important role in the way water is used, shared and allocated. The report argues that women’s existing roles in water governance, including at local and sub-basin levels, is little understood, and that women are often excluded from water governance at the transboundary and national levels. Noting that water governance will be a cornerstone of global water security as water becomes more scarce and polluted, the report proposes ways to recognize and expand women’s roles in water governance at all levels by combining implementation of SDG 5 (gender equality) and SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation).