March 5, 2021

Safe Water Network pens UPenn article on Women and Water

Safe Water Network's EVP Nisha Chakravarty and SVP of Strategic Partnerships Gillian Winkler published an article in The Journal of Gender and Water, a University of Pennsylvania publication. The article, "Overcoming Barriers to Women’s Participation in Water Supply through Innovative Technology," explores how technology is deployed within the small water enterprise (SWE) value chain to produce benefits for women beyond immediate safe water access. The article tells the story of Safe Water Network’s experience in India, where it launched a program with Honeywell Hometown Solutions to center women as safe water suppliers, as well as Saha Global’s program in Ghana. The article highlights how technology advances women’s roles as active participants in the local economy through their responsibilities as SWE managers and operators.

Read the article.