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March 22, 2019

Our speaker is Dr. Frances Henry who is an Emeritus Prof. at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the lead author of the "Women and Water" chapter in the "Water Quality in the Americas: Risks and Opportunities" book that is going to be released on the World Water Day (March 22). Gender and Water Quality: Women do Most of the Work! An important often overlooked component of water quality is its relationship to gender because women are most often charged with the responsibilities of water gathering, production and usage in the home and in agricultural production. Two thirds of the world’s poor populations lack access to safe and reliable water. One of the key recommendations that emerges from this and other studies is that more women must be included in the managerial and decision making institutions especially in developing countries. RSVP: banu.ormeci@carleton.ca

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