SAWAS aims to provide space for creative and free thinking on water, fostering debate, eliciting innovative alternatives, promoting original analyses and constructive critiques.

The articles, opinions and book reviews should be written preferably in English. Authors with English as a second language may choose to have their manuscripts professionally edited before submission to improve the English, as papers with poor expression will not be accepted.

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Chief Editor
Dr. Anjal Prakash

Managing Editor
Monica Priya

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Special Issue: Water, Gender and Disability
Edited by Alan Nicol, Sylvie Cordier and Floriane Clement


Volume 5, Issue4, 2017
 South Asian Water Studies 
 Volume 5, Issue 4, 2017
Alan Nicol, Sylvie Cordier and Floriane Clement
Volume 5, Issue 4, 2017

Original Articles

Planning for inclusion: exploring access to WASH for women and men with disabilities in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka
Clare Hanley, Tarryn Brown, Naomi Niroshinie Nayagam, Vellayan Subramaniam, Samantha De Mel, Arunasalam Sureshkumar
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Breaking down Barriers: Gender and Disability in Access to Agricultural Water Management in Nepal
Otto Max Hoffmann, Saroj Yakami, Dr. Shiva Chandra Dhakal
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The Gender Gap between Water Management and Water Users: Evidence from Southwest Bangladesh
Marie-Charlotte Buisson, Jayne Curnow, Farhat Naz
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Are policies enough to mainstream Gender in water and sanitation programs? Experiences from community managed drinking water supply schemes in India
Snehalatha Mekala
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Engendering Change: Overcoming Difference and Disability
Sara Ahmed
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Book Reviews

Gender Issues in Water and Sanitation Programmes: Lessons from India
Stephanie Leder
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Disability and Disaster: What is the link?
Hannah Kuper
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Karhera – A Photo Book
Nivedita Mani
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