While case studies and research from developing countries is useful for identifying themes and gives us clues about what the gender dimensions of the topic might be, it is also expected that those dimensions will take on a distinctly different form in Canada.

Why Women?

Women have historical and traditional ties and spiritual relationships with water. In this way, water is of central importance to health broadly-defined (i.e. not just physical health). However, often women are not specifically studied or physical effects on women are

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The National Network on Environments and Women’s Health (NNEWH) is one of four Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health supported by the Bureau of Women’s Health and Gender Analysis (BWHGA), Health Canada. NNEWH is a project-based research centre focused primarily on policy-oriented research relating to the impact of different environments on the health of women.

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