This volume assesses the nexus of gender and transboundary water governance, containing empirical case studies, discourse analyses, practitioners’ accounts, and theoretical reflections.

Transboundary water governance exists at the intersection of two highly masculinised fields: diplomacy and water resources management. In both fields, positions are mainly held by men, and core ideas, norms, and guiding principles that are presented as neutral, are both shaped by men and based on male experiences. This book sheds light on the often hidden gender dynamics of water conflict and cooperation at the transboundary level and on the implicit assumptions that guide research and policies. The individual chapters of the book, based on case studies from around the world, reveal the gendered nature of water diplomacy, take stock of the number of women involved in organisations that govern shared waters, and analyse programmes that have been set up to promote women in water diplomacy and the obstacles that they face. They explore and contest leading narratives and knowledge that have been shaped mainly by privileged men, and assess how the participation of women concretely impacts the practices, routines, and processes of water negotiations.

This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of water governance, water diplomacy, gender, international relations and environmental politics. It will also be of interest to professionals and policymakers involved in supporting gender mainstreaming in water cooperation.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|20 pages

(En-)gendering Water Diplomacy

ByJenniver Sehring, Rozemarijn ter Horst, Margreet Zwarteveen
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part Part I|68 pages

Rethinking Frameworks and Knowledge

chapter 2|16 pages

An Interview with Dr. Mariana Yumbay Yallico, Human Rights Activist in Ecuador

ByDiego Jara, Mariana Yumbay Yallico
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chapter 4|15 pages

A Gendered Perspective on the Multiple Scales of Water Conflict

ByAlyssa Offutt
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chapter 5|16 pages

Thinking through Networks

Towards a Feminist Water Diplomacy
ByMedha Bisht
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part Part II|38 pages

Gender Mainstreaming Policies in Transboundary Water Governance

chapter 6|17 pages

Adopting a Transformative Approach to Gender Equality in the Nile Basin

Lessons Learned
ByEllen Hagerman, Hellen Natu, Christine Ochieng
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chapter 7|19 pages

In the Shadows

Gender in Transboundary Water Policies
ByTobias von Lossow
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part Part III|78 pages

A Gender Perspective on Transboundary Water Institutions and Processes

chapter 8|17 pages

Gendered River Basin Institutions

The Chu–Talas Commission in Central Asia
ByJenniver Sehring
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chapter 9|17 pages

Assessing Transboundary Water Governance in the Rhine Basin through a Gender Lens

The International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine
ByRachana Mattur, Rozemarijn ter Horst
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chapter 11|14 pages

Negotiating Water

Lived Experiences of Female Practitioners
ByRozemarijn ter Horst, Maria Amakali, Anamika Barua, Nadia Gefoun, Heide Jekel, Pilar Carolina Villar
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chapter 12|12 pages


Insights on Gender Dynamics in Transboundary Water Governance
ByRozemarijn ter Horst, Margreet Zwarteveen, Jenniver Sehring
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