In the second WaterTalks podcast we focus on social inclusion in international water projects and masterplanning. This podcast is powered by the Partners For Water Programme.
An inclusive approach is essential towards effective planning for increased water security across the world, but is often not applied. Social inclusion here means involving people, not just decision makers but also those who normally may not be included in the decision making process. Why is social inclusion important for water infrastructure projects? And how would you include different community/societal groups in a hard infrastructure project? For example local inhabitants of an area or vulnerable groups. In the podcast three different perspectives are given, from the side of the Dutch government organising water projects, from an international consultant working in developing countries, and from an NGO working in the local context.
Dennis van Peppen - Team Manager Water Programmes - Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Tanya Huizer - Project Manager, Water & Environment - Arcadis Nederland B.V.
Aditi Kapoor – Technical Advisor - Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre