Welcome to the Gender and Water Resources Management Community!

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This Community serves as a knowledge exchange and discussion space where gender and water practitioners directly share their experiences, views and ideas related to Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management, as well as to share upcoming opportunities and events. 

Gender and Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) course participants have the opportunity to:

  • interact with the other participants as well as with gender and water experts during and after the course
  • ask questions and share views, experiences, opportunities and events
  • continue the learning process enjoying additional content

This space will help you improve your course experience, and it will remain open after the course. We hope it will become a safe and lively space for interaction and exchange on gender, social inclusion and water issues.



Our Community has a diverse network of partner organisations, among which our key partners are:

  • Cap-Net UNDP: Cap-Net is an international network for capacity development in sustainable water management. It is made up of a partnership of autonomous international, regional and national institutions and networks committed to capacity development in the water sector. At Global level Cap-Net works with 23 regional and country level capacity development networks with about 1.000 member organisations in 120 countries, and numerous international partners. Cap-Net UNDP delivers training and education to water professionals in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Gender and Water Alliance: The Gender and Water Alliance (GWA) was established in 2000. The mission of GWA is to promote women's and men's equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. The provision of sustainable water and sanitation services that incorporate an integrated water resources management approach requires a special emphasis and focus on gender, social justice and human rights. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability. GWA is a global network dedicated to mainstream gender in water resources management. 

Community Guidelines

Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some guidelines for participation.

The Code of Conduct below lays out the goals, rules, and values that guide participant behaviour in the Gender and Water Resources Management Community, which is meant to be a space where diverse individuals can collaborate and interact in a positive and affirming way specifically on topics relevant to transboundary water management and governance towards a water secure world.

By joining and using this community space, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to community in which it is meant to be utilized.

In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and meaningful dialogue, GWP reserves the right to moderate, delete, and modify posts that do not follow the provisions listed below. In addition, GWP may discipline and/or terminate accounts for members who violate these rules.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these important guidelines and rules. If you have questions, contact the member of the Toolbox Admin team at gwptoolbox@gwp.org.

Code of Conduct

Below are a few rules of common sense on how to act appropriately in the Community to guarantee a positive environment and constructive and democratic exchanges. Should you have further questions, please refer to the Terms of Use | GWP Toolbox.

  1. Keep it friendly. Every post should make a positive contribution. The Community is open to all points of view on the intended topics; mature, polite debate is encouraged. Attacks or cyber-bullying will not be tolerated. The Communities are meant to stimulate conversation and trigger the exchange of best practices, and not to create contention. Contradictory opinions are of course welcomed, but should always be thoughtful and respectful, rather than emotional, impulsive or anger-driven.
  2. Use clear language. Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms without clarifications. Aim to make experts and non-experts benefit from your input.
  3. Write succinctly to get your point across more effectively. Include a link to external content when appropriate.
  4. Keep the focus on on the thematic area of the community. The Communities are dedicated to topics that revolve around improving water management and governance towards a water secure world and can include cross cutting areas such as youth, gender and private sector engagement; it is not a place to share general news or for political debate.
  5. Share information and resources that are useful and informative to other members. Be careful not to offend the sensibilities or invade the privacy of others.
  6. Do not interrupt someone else’s thread in an attempt to change the topic or request support for a different issue. If you have a different issue, find the appropriate discussion thread or community for your issue.
  7. Do not chastise new users/newbies for asking questions or posting comments that may already be answered elsewhere. We get new participants in the Communities every day, please welcome them and make them feel like part of the community.
  8. Avoid posting hollow or useless replies, such as simply 'lol', ‘cool', 'first post', etc. Only post responses when you have something to contribute. Please use the like button to appreciate someone’s post.
  9. Intimidation, bullying, or harassment are not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct for more details.
  10. Racial or ethnic slurs, aggressive language, profanity, threats, or language that is offensive to other cultures, groups, or religions is not tolerated. See the Code of Conduct below for more details.
  11. Do not use the Community to promote or sell a product, service, or business unless it is relevant to the community channel.
  12. Copyrighted materials should not be shared without permission from the original publisher or author. Links to original materials may be shared when attributed to the owner.
  13. Do not use the Community to make funding requests, except in relevant channels.
  14. Do not provide instructions or advice that you know to be incorrect, intentionally misleading, or harmful.
  15. Do not attempt to create the impression that you are a GWP staff employee, nor imply that you are providing GWP support in an official capacity.
  16. Be honest, be yourself. The Community is intended to be used for the helpful exchange of information between Members. False, inaccurate, or otherwise misleading information is not helpful. Please be sincere in your Community participation by only contributing content you know is accurate. Be mindful to respect the "closed" environment of GWP’s online communities and do not forward messages to non-members.
  17. Do not post content containing personal or private information in public spaces; use direct messaging to share these sorts of details with specific people. This is for your security and protection.