Enhancing the Involvement of Women in Water Resource Management in Laikipia, Kenya

Rebecca Witinok-Huber

Colorado State University

Rebecca earned her Master of Science in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University in 2015. Her thesis focused on the perceived barriers and opportunity for rural women in Laikipia, Kenya to be more involved in water management and leadership through Water Resource User Associations (WRUAs). She was also a successful professional triathlete for seven years.


Women are culturally the main water resource users in Kenya and are historically underrepresented in decision-making processes. This research involves case studies from Ngusishi, Pesi and Burguret Water Resource User... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rebecca Witinok-Huber (Colorado State University)
  2. Brett Bruyere (Colorado State University)
  3. Janna Coulter (Colorado State University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Working with the Public , Topics: Decentralization and Conservation , Topics: Community-Based Conservation


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