Water dialogues: Where are the women in the decision-making process?

  • 26 Feb 2020
  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Ocean Linnegatan 87A, 5th Floor, 11523, Stockholm, Sweden
Western Europe
SIWI Office

Welcome to our first water dialogue of 2020! SIWI and IHE Delft will present their study on women’s participation in water governance.


Whilst women’s participation has increased in recent years, the participation in high-level processes remains at a staggering 2 %. The study consists of a comparative case study on decision-making from a gendered perspective and examines three different basins: the Nile basin (North-eastern Africa), the Rhine basin (Europe) and Chu-Talas basin (Central Asia).

The objectives of the study are to asses:

  1. If and how gender indeed impacts decision-making;
  2. Which effects women’s participation in decision-making have for water cooperation and conflict prevention; and
  3. How to effectively strengthen inclusive high-level decision-making.


  • Maria Vink, Director of Transboundary Water Management at SIWI
  •  Alexandra Said, Programme Officer at SIWI
  • Jennifer Sehring, Senior Lecturer in Water Governance and Diplomacy at IHE Delft
  • Rozemarijn ter Horst, Lecturer in Water Diplomacy at IHE Delft


12:00 Welcome and Introductions - Maria Vink, SIWI

12:05 Presentation - Alexandra Said, SIWI

                               - Jenniver Sehring, IHE Delft

                               - Rozemarjin ter Horst, IHE Delft

12:30 Keynote Speech - TBA

12:40 Discussion and Q&A

13:00 Closing - Maria Vink, SIWI

A light lunch will be served from 11:45. The seminar is free of charge but registration is required. Limited number of spots available.

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