Exploring Jordanian water issues with the RGS Geographical Fieldwork Grants

MSc Water: Science and Governance student, Laura Mapstone-Scott has won this year’s RGS Geographical Fieldwork Grants.  Her project is on ‘Mainstreaming gender equity into water projects in Syrian refugee host communities in Jordan‘.  This dissertation project will conduct an integrated gender analysis of water access and management in Syrian refugee host communities (urban Jordanian towns housing a high percentage of refugees) to inform a three-year Oxfam project to rehabilitate WASH infrastructure in the Zarqa governorate. The assessment will use ethnographic interviews, focus groups and questionnaires with stakeholders to examine how water is owned, managed and distributed by water users in these areas.  Laura is now in Jordan and the grant will enable her to do extensive fieldwork over the next couple of months.

Congratulations, Laura!

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