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Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India

by Aidan Cronin, Pradeep K Mehta and Anjal Prakash SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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Exclusion and inequitable access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and opportunities are major concerns to development practitioners. The job of providing water for the household invariably falls on women, often at the expense of their education, income-earning opportunities and social, cultural and political involvement. This book aims to unpack the key elements of the WASH and ndash;gender nexus, examine these and recommend ways ahead for improved gender outcomes and WASH impact in India.

Foreword - Joke Muylwijk
Introduction: Achieving the Desired Gender Outcome in Water and Sanitation - Anjal Prakash, Aidan Cronin and Pradeep K Mehta
Accelerating Gender Outcomes: The WASH Sector - Sunetra Lala, Malika Basu, Jyotsna and Aidan Cronin
Women and Water: Vulnerability from water shortages - Yusuf Kabir, Niranjan Vedantam and M Dinesh Kumar
Crossing Boundaries: Gender and IWRM in Education and Research - Anjal Prakash and Chanda Gurung Goodrich
Gender and WASH: Capacity-building Initiatives - Swati Sinha
Gender Issues in Watershed Management - Suhas P Wani , K H Anantha, T K Sreedevi
Gender and Governance: A Case of Jalswarajya Project - Aditya Bastola
Unleashing the Gender Differentials in Water Management: The Rural Milieu - Pradeep K Mehta and Niti Saxena
The High Fluoride Burden and Tribal Women: Occurrence and Remedy - Tapas Chakma, Gregor von Medeazza, Sanjay Singh and Pradeep Meshram
Women's Voice in Water Resource Management - K A S Mani, Vallaperla Paul Raja Rao, Madhukar Reddy and Ch. Ram Babu
Leadership and Participation: Role of Gender - Sudhir Prasad, Satyabrata Acharya and Somnath Basu
Enabling Gendered Environment for Watershed Management - Eshwer Kale and Dipak Zade
Women-led Total Sanitation: Saving Lives and Dignity - Gregor von Medeazza, Megha Jain, Ajit Tiwari, Janardan Prasad Shukla and Nisheet Kumar
Innovative Approaches in Communication - Ajit K. Saxena, Shailesh Mujumdar and Gregor von Medeazza
Liberty from Shame: Accelerating Sanitation with ASHAs - Amit Mehrotra and Ajay Singh
Conclusions and Way Forward - Aidan Cronin, Anjal Prakash and Pradeep K Mehta

A new compendium on women and rsquo;s relationship with water and sanitation exposes a series of harsh realities...that deal with the tricky and highly important subject of water and sanitation and ndash; and a welcome addition to the body of work available to practitioners...Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes, covers broad concepts and ndash; water and sanitation and their relationship with women. The Business Line
Aidan A. Cronin trained as a civil and environmental engineer and holds a PhD in Water Resources from Queens University, Belfast. He has worked in consultancy and then as a Senior Research Fellow at the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, University of Surrey, UK, where he spent five years researching the impact of anthropogenic activities on water quality in the EU and developing country settings. He then worked as a water and sanitation advisor at the United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees in their Public Health Section in Geneva, Switzerland, before joining UNICEF India in 2008. He managed the UNICEF water and sanitaA­tion programme in Odisha, India, up to September 2010 when he joined the New Delhi office as the water advisor. His research interests are in understanding the impact and contribution (health, nutrition, economic and social) of WASH provision and the processes needed to achieve these. Pradeep K. Mehta is Group Leader, Rural Research Centre, S M Sehgal Foundation, Gurgaon, India. He holds a PhD in Economics from Mysore University through the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore; an MPhil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay; and M.A. and B.A. degrees in Economics (honours) from Punjab University, Chandigarh. A development specialist, he has over eight years of experience in teaching and research. His areas of expertise are rural development, agriculture, climate change gender, water and impact evaluation. Anjal Prakash is the Executive Director at SaciWATERs, South Asia Consortium for Interdisciplinary Water Resources Studies based at Hyderabad in Southern India. He is also the Project Director of aWater Security in Peri-Urban South Asia,a a project funded by IDRC. He has worked extensively on the issues of groundwater management, gender, natural resource management, and water supply and sanitation. Having an advanced degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India, and PhD in Social and Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Dr Prakash has been working in the area of policy research, advocacy, capacity building, knowledge development, networking and implementation of large-scale environmental development projects. Before joining SaciWATERs, Dr Prakash worked with the policy team of WaterAid India, New Delhi, where he handled research and implementation of projects related to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Dr Prakash is the author of The Dark Zone: Groundwater Irrigation, Politics and Social Power in North Gujarat, published by Orient Longman. His recent edited books are Interlacing Water and Health: Case Studies from South Asia (2012) by SAGE Publications and Water Resources Policies in South Asia (2013) by Routledge. He is presently co-editing books on case studies of IWRM and Peri-Urban Water Security Issues to be published by Routledge and Oxford University Press, respectively.