Biography

Alice’s work on the water-gender-development interface started when she was selected Women’s Representative for the Netherlands to the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, where she addressed the UNGA on Women, Water and Development. Following the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Johannesburg 2002), she founded the Women for Water Partnership, a global women’s network serving over 100 countries. She acted as President of the organization for ten years. Alice is currently the Vice Chair of the Global Water Partnership. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Gender Concerns International, is Vice President of the Water Research and Training Centre of Myanmar, and chairs the Members Council of the European Water Stewardship.

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The Global Water Partnership (GWP) was established in 1996 to contribute to Integrated Water resources Management (IWRM) as a foundation for sustainable development. Social equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of GWP and considered indispensable for the sustainable use and management of water resources. The GWP developed its Gender …

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Almost 25 years ago, women and men gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference on water and the environment. The Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development agreed upon at this event was a pivotal document six months before Rio and the Earth Summit.1 The Dublin Statement provided the first official recognition of …

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