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Women and Water in the Developing World

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Throughout 2015 the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water in our series The Next Wave.

In developing countries, women traditionally collect the water needed for drinking, washing, cooking, and cleaning. This has led to a lack of health and education, physical risk of safety and injury, and more. Chevenee Reavis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at, discusses solutions for the water and sanitation sector in the developing world.

Photo by Richard Handson

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