Presentación de Manuela Mesa

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Presentación de Manuela Mesa en el taller de debate “Nuevas Visiones y Buenas Prácticas para abordar los impactos del cambio climático en los conflictos del agua” de la 60º Conferencia Anual de ONG de Naciones Unidas “Climate Change: How it Impact Us All” (Nueva York, del 5 al 7 de septiembre de 2007).

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Presentación de Manuela Mesa

  1. 1. The role of education in water issues 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference
  2. 2. What is development education? <ul><li>It s an active learning process which enables people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world , </li></ul><ul><li>in a changing global society that is multicultural and interdependent and </li></ul><ul><li>It aims to promote knowledge, skill and values about development in the North and in the South </li></ul><ul><li>and to explore strategies to change the unequal distribution of the power and resources in the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Knowledge <ul><li>To promote awareness and understanding of the causes related to development issues and </li></ul><ul><li>of the interdependence between local and global issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Water is one of the most important issues nowadays. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Major issues <ul><li>Water as a right. </li></ul><ul><li>Water consume in different places in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Water conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Water and development </li></ul><ul><li>Water and conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Water and health </li></ul>
  5. 5. Water as a right <ul><li>For about 1.1 billion of people around the world, water resources are ureliable and unsafe. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Water consume in the World <ul><ul><li>Since 1950 the world population has doubled while water consumption has increases six-fold. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The average person in Europe uses about 104 litres of domestic water each day. IN USA uses over 300 litres and in Madagascar 6 litres. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About 700 millions people live beyond scarcity of water </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Water and consume
  8. 8. Water conservation <ul><li>The world is facing a growing crisis of water scarcity: </li></ul><ul><li>contamination of rivers and lakes and loss of aquatic biodiversity. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Water and development <ul><li>Water insecurity poses a real threat to human development in many places. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the people lacking access to water are poor. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Water and conflict <ul><li>Scarcity of water is related to policy decision. </li></ul><ul><li>Scarcity is the root of many conflict in the world. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Water and health <ul><li>Diseases spread easily in areas in which people have no access to fresh drinking water and adequate sanitation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Skills and values <ul><li>To develop skills, attitudes and values that enable people to work together, towards achieving a more just and sustainable world. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable people to explore the esential role that water plays in their lives. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Action <ul><li>At the local and global level. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved the management of water </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the supply of water by developing new sources where possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the existing sources from pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Controlling demand for water and developing less wasteful methods os using water and energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Support the UNDP Recomendation about water. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Activities identified as “Development Education” Work with schools Raising awareness of development issues Training Campaigns Advocacy Adult learning

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