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Women & Water Forum

We invite women to connect, share their research, work and experience in the water sector.

Your Water Story

We all have stories about water - but what made you dedicate your life to it? Where does your passion stem from?
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Your Experience

What is your experience as a woman in the water sector? Is your environment supportive? What challenges do you face?
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Connect & Share

Do you have favourite ted talks, books, art (anything!) that other women in the sector would benefit from? Share it!
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The Water Community

This is a group of female experts in the water sector. Ask each other questions, collaborate, help one another.
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Read

Do you have a favourite book or article about water, or work of interest to women in the water community? Please share!
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New Posts
  • Imeshi Weerasinghe
    Mar 21, 2018

    An artist, a physicist, a geographer, a director, a colonel and a professor team up to create a performance on mapping climate change predictions. Please take a look at "The Climate Projections" performed at the Human(art)istic Festival 2018 directed by the filmmaker Frank Theys. https://www.facebook.com/humanartistic/videos/375595072912658/
  • Imeshi Weerasinghe
    Mar 21, 2018

    A great interactive course looking at the link between natural resources, the environment and conflict in terms of onset, escalation, resolution and recovery. Since conflicts over natural resources and the environment are among one of the greatest challenges in the 21st century, this MOOC looks at giving a good insight into this topic. https://goo.gl/yUnq6r
  • Imeshi Weerasinghe
    Mar 21, 2018

    I started off not knowing what I wanted to be when I grew up. This did not change when I needed to choose what to study after school. I decided to study Telecommunications Engineering because I liked maths and ended up working at Toyota after I finished. I was not happy but I still did not know what I wanted to change to. I was lucky enough to be asked to coordinate a project on environmental auditing of the company. Here I excelled and picked up all the wrongdoings much to the chagrin of the company management. From here I decided I wanted to transfer to the environment and sustainability sector but was still not ready to go back to studying and could not easily transfer my qualifications to a job in this new field. I decided to travel for a year all over South America where I completed an internship as an Assistant Water Engineer in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Here I discovered my passion for water, while helping local people get access to potable water. I saw the unbreakable links between socio-economic influences and water management. This experience, growing up on one of the drier continents in the world, Australia and my frequent visits to my birthplace, Sri Lanka and other developing countries my passion to aid in the investigation and improvement of water resource management was born.