Women and Water Management: A case study from the rural communities in Vietnam
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An Giang University
Online publish date: 2018-06-04
Publish date: 2018-06-04
American Journal of Qualitative Research 2018;2(1):118–161
Globally, women are active in water supply policymaking, planning and implementation. However, women are often excluded from water management activities; this can result in the failure of water projects. Research to date shows that women’s exclusion from water management processes stems from top-down approaches and traditional norms and gender differences. The work described in this research involved an examination of the effectiveness of policies implemented in rural Vietnamese communities and was designed to produce an understanding of women’s roles and responsibilities in water management, specifically within the Vinh Phuoc community of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. The research found that women in Vinh Phuoc were greatly restricted in their participation in water management and in the public sphere in general. Also, it sought to reveal whether women are involved in water management activities and the roles they play in achieving final outcomes.

Material and methods:
In-depth semi-structure interviews and focus group discussions were mainly used in the study.

This study has examined the following results: women's relationship to water management and its policy assessment.

It is recognized that women's role and contribution is important to the success of water supply provision services. Hence, policy implications of engaging women in water-related issues should be suggested.

Thai Van Nguyen   
An Giang University, 18 Ung Van Khiem street, Dong Xuyen ward, Long Xuyen city, An Giang province, 880000 Long xuyen, Viet Nam
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