5th November,2012 Ms. Nafisa Barot
Bhal RegionInitiation of Utthan - Mahiti
Issues of the mostvulnerable             Transport of water from long             distances:             problems of theft...
•Indiscriminate use of ground water resources•Indiscriminate agricultural & industrial practices
Government response:                centralised programmes•   Large dam construction, irrigation canals•   River-linking p...
Impact on the most vulnerable• Health• Conflict / violence• Strong patriarchy• Caste, class, gender,  religious discrimina...
Impact on the most vulnerable•Salinity ingress & low agricultureproduction•Severe drinking water & sanitationproblems, oth...
Interventions                                   Organizing women’s groups                                   around major i...
Interventions                          Community mobilization                          Protest against industrial         ...
Negotiating &                       demanding space for                            equalityRiver         basindialogue    ...
Gender sensitive people centered                                   approaches in actions                                  ...
Harvesting rain water
Demonstrations of                              alternatives by                           communities on scale             ...
Demonstrations of                           alternatives by                        communities on scaleEcological sanitation
Subsurface check dam                        for salinity preventionRoof water collection       tank
Control over resource andmanagement by watercommittees
Addressing the issue of                         health, hygiene, dignity                         & privacyWaste water mana...
Change-makers:mobilizing children& youth
Building bridges through                      common gender needs to                      transform conflictsFor peace & j...
Demonstrations for resource        protection
Government
Civil Society
Women in Water Management
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  1. 1. 5th November,2012 Ms. Nafisa Barot
  2. 2. Bhal RegionInitiation of Utthan - Mahiti
  3. 3. Issues of the mostvulnerable Transport of water from long distances: problems of theft, breakage, maintenance, corruption, equity & lack of local control
  4. 4. •Indiscriminate use of ground water resources•Indiscriminate agricultural & industrial practices
  5. 5. Government response: centralised programmes• Large dam construction, irrigation canals• River-linking project• Kalpasar dam• Privatization of water services• Unviable water pricing• adhoc rain water harvesting, recharging & conservation efforts
  6. 6. Impact on the most vulnerable• Health• Conflict / violence• Strong patriarchy• Caste, class, gender, religious discrimination• Migration
  7. 7. Impact on the most vulnerable•Salinity ingress & low agricultureproduction•Severe drinking water & sanitationproblems, other livelihood insecurity &distress migration•Decline in health status specially inwomen, children & poor•Increasing conflicts
  8. 8. Interventions Organizing women’s groups around major issuesBreaking barriers of caste/classSavings & credit systemsLivelihood securityChallenging patriarchyEvolving their own action planDemanding change from thegovernment / society
  9. 9. Interventions Community mobilization Protest against industrial pollution (Amreli)Demanding decentralised safe drinking water system ( Bhavnagar )
  10. 10. Negotiating & demanding space for equalityRiver basindialogue forconflict resolution
  11. 11. Gender sensitive people centered approaches in actions Lining of the tankDemanding decentralizedalternatives for better access &control
  12. 12. Harvesting rain water
  13. 13. Demonstrations of alternatives by communities on scale Local water resource building Developing norms forcommon property resource use & management
  14. 14. Demonstrations of alternatives by communities on scaleEcological sanitation
  15. 15. Subsurface check dam for salinity preventionRoof water collection tank
  16. 16. Control over resource andmanagement by watercommittees
  17. 17. Addressing the issue of health, hygiene, dignity & privacyWaste water management
  18. 18. Change-makers:mobilizing children& youth
  19. 19. Building bridges through common gender needs to transform conflictsFor peace & justice
  20. 20. Demonstrations for resource protection
  21. 21. Government
  22. 22. Civil Society

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