August 24

UN Report Proposes Holistic Approach to Water Use, Water Conservation

UN-Water and UN Women have published a report outlining a feminist agenda to tackle the world’s water crisis. The report calls for a holistic approach to water use and water conservation, one that brings together women, water, and nature and recognizes the role of women in their communities as the main collectors, protectors, and managers of water.

Titled, ‘Spotlight on Goal 6: From Commodity to Common Good: A Feminist Agenda to Tackle the World’s Water Crisis,’ the publication casts water as “a sacred, common good, not a commodity to exploit,” which demands respect, reciprocity, and sustainable utilization.

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Source: IISD (link opens in a new window)

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