International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 10, Part D (2016)
Household water resource management and related health issues: Women’s perspective
Suchandra Samanta Mandal, Santosh Mukherjee and Deb Prasad Sikdar
In most societies, women have primary responsibility for management of household water supply, sanitation and health. Water is necessary not only for drinking, but also for food production and preparation, care of domestic animals, personal hygiene, care of the sick, cleaning, washing and waste disposal. This paper highlights the women’s participation in household water management, related problems including health problems they encounter, differences in the approaches and sensitivity of men in the context of water management. Recent status of women in water resource management at panchayat level and municipality level, their health status have been discussed. The role of women in water resource management is unquestionable. In household condition often there are imbalances between the available water resources and the daily demands. For this the effective water resource management is very important and the women play a vital role in this regard. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development of the water resources and maintenance of family health, hygiene and sanitation system. If women are interested and encouraged for taking action in water resources management they can.
How to cite this article:
Suchandra Samanta Mandal, Santosh Mukherjee, Deb Prasad Sikdar. Household water resource management and related health issues: Women’s perspective. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(10):225-229.