wH2O, the Journal of Gender and Water, is an internationally recognized, peer reviewed publication serving as a centralized hub for information on gender issues related to water, sanitation and hygiene and gender equity in the water sector.

Our vision is to become an internationally recognized journal that serves as a centralized hub for information related to gender mainstreaming related to water, sanitation and hygiene, and gender equity in the water industry

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For any questions, email wh2ojournal@sas.upenn.edu

Current Volume: Volume 8 (2021)



Children’s Experience With Water Scarcity In Rural Rakai, Uganda
Innocent R. Kamya, Narathius Asingwire, and Dauda B. Waiswa


Using Participatory Design to Develop a Menstrual Hygiene Management Intervention: Designing WASH UP! Girl Talk in Zimbabwe
Kim Foulds, Alyson Moskowitz, Abby Bucuvalas, Morris Chidavaenzi, Albert Ndanga, Silindile Sibanda, Neckiot Kagodo, Charity Mvere, Nobuhle Mlotshwa, Peter Hynes, Margaret L. Schmitt, and Allie Carney


Understanding Barriers and Challenges for Women’s Access to Water in Northern Rwanda
Megan Swanson, Helina Alvarez, Amber Sample, and Brett Bruyere

Case Studies



Women Water Leaders in the Making: South Asian Water Leadership Programme on Climate Change
Sreenita Mondal, Mansee Bal Bhargava, and Mélanie Robertson



Caroline D’Angelo
Dakota Dobyns


Swati Hegde

Associate Editor

Avni Naik


Arun Deb
Avni Naik
Esther Arthur
Heather Buleje
Kelly Clinton
Krystal Pleasant
Mahvish Ilyas
Meg Kramer
Pam Lazos
Sarah Goddard
Sneh Salot
Stan Laskowsky
Swati Hegde


Hanna Manninen

Board Members

Howard Neukrug
Yvette Bordeaux
Sally Willig
Eugenie Birch
Gemma Bulos
Kimberley DiGiovanni
Caroline D’Angelo
Jane Dmochowski
Dakota Dobyns
Stanley Laskowski
Pam Lazos
Sharon Muli
Susan Wachter
Shannon Marquez
Marcia Brewster


Trustee's Council of Penn Women
Water Center at Penn


The Water Center, University of Pennsylvania