Wednesday 22 March 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Columbia University, New York City

the campus is easy to access by public transit using the IRT #1 subway to 116 Street.

“Reflections on Women, Water, Culture and Education Past, Present and Future”

This Side Event will elaborate on the following issues. On the one hand Women Leaders are needed at all levels of society, in water utilities, government water agencies, and international and regional water institutions to reduce the democratic gender deficit in water leadership. On the other hand safe water and sanitation is so important for getting girls to school and educated for them to become leaders.


UNESCO Chair Water Ports and Historic Cities; • IHE Delft Institute for Water Education; Dutch Water Authority Rijnland; Drinkable Rivers • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe UNECE; • Womenvai; • World Federation of Engineers Organisation WFEO.

For more information about the side event on Wednesday 22nd of March 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM, at Columbia University, please contact Ruth Richardson, Secretary-General INLW at this email address: