Engendering Water in the Middle East: Some Preliminary Thoughts

Eva M. Rathgeber, Pnina Motzafi-Haller

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    1 Scopus citations


    In this paper we present some preliminary thoughts on the importance of gender as a meaningful category in the politics of water in general and in the Middle East, in particular. There is very little research on the gendered use of water in the Middle East. Our main purpose is to introduce professionals in the field of environmental and water sciences to the importance of a gendered analysis in policymaking. We provide first an overview of the way that gender has been integrated into development planning and of the key concepts and debates involving theory and practice. We then present a more focused analysis of the links between gender and water.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntegrated Water Resources Management and Security in the Middle East
    EditorsClive Lipchin, Danielle Saranga, Allyson Amster, Eric Pallant
    Number of pages14
    StatePublished - 25 May 2007

    Publication series

    NameNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security
    ISSN (Print)1871-4668


    • Critical theory
    • Gender
    • Gender and development
    • Middle East
    • Water politics
    • Women in development

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Science (all)


    Dive into the research topics of 'Engendering Water in the Middle East: Some Preliminary Thoughts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this