What does it mean to live as a woman and experience changes in water costs, quality and management practices?
How do these experiences impact on one's health and well-being?
How are these experiences different from mens?
These are some of the questions that are being asked by Megan Peloso of the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN) with the Water Governance Program at the University of British Columbia. Megan contacted me to ask if the WaterWealth Project would be willing to host a focus group conversation to bring together some perspectives of women in the Fraser Valley.
Bringing fellow community members together to participate in projects that have the potential to transform policies and practices to improve protection of water wealth is a foundational reason of why I do this work, so of course I agreed to help host this important process of research. Also since the Fraser Valley has some of the best home waters in the world, I believe that having the perspectives of the women who call this place home - some who have lived here for generations, if not time immemorial - really has the potential to offer a wide-ranging benefit for people across the province, if not the country.
Peaked your interest? Want to add your voice to this important conversation? Then be in touch! The Water and Women focus group will take place on Tuesday, August 20th at the WaterWealth Project Office from 5pm to 7pm. Participants will receive $40 appreciation for their time and input. Travel will be covered on a case-by-case basis and childcare will be available upon request.
Hope to see you there!
Please contact Megan Peloso at email@example.com to register to participate.