Bridging Troubled Waters: Water Security Across the Gender Divide

  • Henri MyrttinenEmail author
  • Roger Cremades
  • Christiane Fröhlich
  • Giovanna Gioli
Part of the Water Security in a New World book series (WSEC)


An increasing number of world regions is expected to become chronically short of water in future climate scenarios, even if there is no global water scarcity as such (Hejazi et al. 2014; Arnell 2004; Vörösmarty et al. 2000). The main factors are structural inequalities, a blatant lack of comprehensive and efficient water management in places that are already suffering from water stress, as well as a global water use that is growing at more than twice the rate of the population increase in the last century. The impacts of these dynamics will inevitably vary for different individuals and segments of society, with gender often playing a major, but not the only, role in mediating needs, vulnerabilities and access to coping strategies.


Gender Conflict Water Intersectionality Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henri Myrttinen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roger Cremades
    • 2
  • Christiane Fröhlich
    • 3
  • Giovanna Gioli
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.International AlertLondonUK
  2. 2.Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)HamburgGermany
  3. 3.Universität HamburgHamburgGermany
  4. 4.International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)KathmanduNepal

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