From left: Melanie Ryan, International RiverFoundation Ambassador and Capacity Development Leader for the Luc Hoffman Institute, University of Cambridge, assumed the role as facilitator, and Suparana Katyaini (PHD Candidate, Indian Institute of Technology), Meena Bilgi (Gender and Sustainable Solutions Specialist) and Sejal Worah (Program Director, WWF India) during the panel discussion. Photo: International RiverFoundation
Reflecting on Women & Water
After many long travelling hours, I arrived at the country known as ‘incredible’ India. For 18 years, the International Riversymposium has been held in Australia. Now, for the very first time, the 19th symposium is taking place outside of Australia. India was the host country selected and it couldn’t have been a better choice.
I arrived just in time to join the very first special event of the symposium, the Women and Water session. What a great way to set the scene leading up to the symposium on the Sunday evening. What I enjoyed the most about the session was the perfect balance between stories, insights and networking, which provoked me not only to think outside the box, but to step out of my comfort zone in building networks and initiating collaboration with the people I met that evening.
Here's the blog post I have writen for International RiverFoundation: http://bit.ly/2du88Uc