To fill the gap, our study examined the gendered implications of sporadic water supply for livelihoods in Tatale-Sanguli District.
We discovered that water shortages affected both men and women in the district, but weighed more on women than men.
A combination of reproductive and productive workload makes women more susceptible to the drudgery of sporadic water supply than men.
When water supply for agriculture is limited, some younger women and men move away temporarily to find different ways of earning a living, leaving older family members behind.
How to relieve women's burden
To relieve the people of the Tatale-Sanguli District from the drudgery of limited water supply, we recommend that the local government and non-governmental organisations should intensify their water provision efforts in the district.