Development Reduces Gender Impacts of Hydropower – a Perspective in China

Written by Dr. Yanbo Li and Dr. Xuezhong Yu, project team from MK22 Balancing River Health and Hydropower Development in the Lancang River Basin

Social impacts are a major consequence of hydropower development.  In many cases, women may be more adversely impacted than men because women have different societal roles, and therefore different needs and priorities of water, sanitation and livelihoods. Women usually need to be deliberately considered in hydropower development.

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