August 11, 2016 Society

The Untapped Resource: Gender Diversity in the Water Workforce

This report aims to help water utilities identify and overcome institutional barriers to women’s involvement at all levels in the sector. A more gender-diverse workforce is better for business, particularly one with a customer base as diverse and universal as that served by the water sector. Increased inclusion of women in the water sector presents an obvious opportunity to progress business goals alongside social and developmental goals. The report presents five key recommendations through which the needed change can be achieved.


Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. IWA members and staff are situated in more than 140 countries worldwide, forming the large... Read full biography