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  • by Karma Loveday

British Water to sign partnership to advance gender equality in the water sector

British Water is to become a partner of the WaterWoman Project, which aims to accelerate gender parity in water management, “to address the urgent need for a gender-inclusive, water-positive approach to solving the water crisis”.

The WaterWoman Project is a call to action for the adoption of Women’s Empowerment Principles, along with a transparency and accountability framework for monitoring progress on gender equality indicators, to advance gender equality in global water utilities.

According to consultancy McKinsey, in the UK just 17% of the energy and utilities workforce are women – around two-thirds less than in the overall UK workforce.

British Water will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on the WaterWoman Project with the WaterRising Institute of the USA, at the trade association’s upcoming International Reception on Monday 19 February in London.


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