Gender and social inclusion in community water resource management: lessons from two districts in the Himalayan foothills and the Terai in Nepal

Manita Raut, Robert G. Varady, Alok Rajouria

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Abstract

Despite decades of concerted efforts to address the problem, Nepal’s rural water supply sector continues to be laced with gender and social exclusion. This study provides insights from community water-user groups in two geographically and socially diverse contexts to better understand, from a gender and social inclusion perspective, and through institutional bricolage, how some water-user groups adapt to local contexts, shaping varied group dynamics that are not always equitable. Findings reveal that policies promoting social inclusion are difficult to implement amid the complex web of social and economic factors associated with community-managed water supply systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-566
Number of pages20
JournalWater International
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Nepal
  • community management
  • social inclusion
  • water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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