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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 ...

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