wH2O Journal: Penn’s new journal on gender and water

Hi CASI Friends!

I thought I'd share some information about the journal at Penn that I have been working at for the past year.  wH2O: The Journal on Gender and Water is a new initiative at Penn to publish an academic journal on gender and water/sanitation issues.  We welcome submissions from students, professors, professionals, etc! I had the opportunity to travel to Marseille, France for the 6th World Water Forum this past March (photos with the wH2O team and some of our contributing authors at the forum below) where I presented the journal to the Women's Preconference to the World Water Forum.  I had an incredible experience and if you're interested in learning more, here are the links to my blog posts from the forum: post 1, post 2.  

It would be great if we could get some CASI students/alum to submit to the journal (we accept blog posts and photo submissions as well!). 

Below is additional information on our inaugural issue:


: The Journal on Gender and Water is pleased to announce the publication of our inaugural issue, launched on April 27, 2012.  Submissions in this issue feature authors from around the world who examine gender and water in relation to urbanization, breast-feeding, the impacts and opportunities for transnational corporations, technology and innovations, and climate change.  wH2O is an open access journal and is available online with individual submissions available in PDF format for download.  We encourage you to share your comments on our website at www.wh2ojournal.com/current-issue.  

wH2O's mission is to advance women's economic and social development by creating a centralized body of interdisciplinary research on water and sanitation issues.  Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, wH2O aims publish a yearly journal, provide a centralized hub for women, water and sanitation information, and eventually, be able to provide research grants to facilitate more research in this space.  

If you are interested in submitting to the journal for the 2013 issue, please email an abstract of your piece to wh2ojournal@gmail.com by August 15, 2012.  For more information on abstracts and appropriate submissions, please visit the Submissions page on our website.  To sign up for our newsletter click here

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you think may be interested. Sharing will make the community stronger! 

I hope all of the 2012 interns are arriving safely in India!

-Abby Waldorf
2011 CASI Intern at Chintan in New Delhi


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About Abby Waldorf

I work in communications and engagement for the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. My work focuses primarily on fostering discussion and collaboration on research for development (focusing on the management of water, land and ecosystems for sustained agricultural intensification and poverty alleviation). See our blog here: wle.cgiar.org/blogs. I received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn I participated in the Penn International Development Summer Internship Program in Ghana in 2010 and the Center for the Advanced Study of India internship program in New Delhi in 2011. I love traveling and all water sports.