Knowledge and Practice Gaps in Climate Resilient Inclusive WASH

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At a glance

This report outlines the unique strengths and contributions that Water for Women can make to building climate change resilience and adaptation in inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), through contributions to the regional and global WASH sector and enhanced internal capacity.

It provides a summary of outcomes from consultations and analysis concerning climate change and WASH, both within Water for Women and externally, including country perspectives and regional and global agencies. It was developed during the design process for the Climate Change Learning Partnership under Water for Women’s Learning Agenda, during January – April 2022.


What does it include?

  • Country status, priorities, strengths and gaps

  • Initiatives of regional and global partners

  • Water for Women strengths and gaps

  • Preferred learning approaches and formats

  • Recommendations for Water for Women contributions




Citation: Water for Women. (2022). Knowledge and Practice Gaps in Climate Resilient Inclusive WASH. https://www. 


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Water for Women acknowledges Professor Juliet Willetts and Dr Jeremy Kohlitz of the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS-ISF) for their leadership of this collaborative Learning Agenda initiative and the development of this report.

Thanks to the organisations and individuals who provided the information presented in this report, and to the design team for this Learning Agenda initiative, who carried out the research for the report: Tanvi Oza (WaterAid Australia), Wahyu Triwahyudi (Plan International Australia), David Clatworthy (International Rescue Committee), Gabrielle Halcrow (SNV Netherlands Development Organisation), Bronwyn Powell (International WaterCentre at Griffith University) and Melita Grant, Juliet Willetts and Jeremy Kohlitz (UTS-ISF). Thanks also to the design advisory group who advised the design team: Rana Abdel Sattar (iDE), Anirban Chatterjee (RTI International), John Kelleher (Plan International Australia), and Meredith Hickman (WaterAid Australia), and to the Water for Women Fund Coordinator team, Kate Orr and Dr Alison Baker, who supported the initiative and this report. Finally, special thanks to Bianca Nelson Vatnsdal and Mia Cusack (Water for Women), who led the design of this report.

This work was supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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