This case study focuses on rural water in Timor Leste, shedding light on the experiences of community members with climate impacts on WASH. The case study demonstrates the way gender, and social norms and structures shape how people feel about and respond to climate change.
The research project draws from a range of climate change adaptation, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and gender and social inclusion concepts and on recent research approaches for assessing climate change. This project provides a means by which CSOs can:
- Assess how climate change affects WASH service, gender and inclusion outcomes;
- Use the assessment information and replicate the methods in their Water for Women projects;
- Encourage adoption of climate change assessment findings and methods by other WASH practitioners and CSO partners.