The Yellow River waters the crops of China’s Ningxia Gui Autonomous district, on which thousands of farming families depend. However, due to climate change, the river’s water flow has become uneven, resulting in either flooding or water scarcity. The difficulty of farming under these conditions has pushed many men to seek opportunities in urban areas, leaving behind their wives and children, who take on full-time farming duties in addition to traditionally gendered chores. Because women are key to water management in the region, UN Women invested in providing advanced irrigation technology to local women farmers, helping to save water and promote sustainability. Photo credit: UN Women/Hong Gao