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Jaya's Presentation at “Asia-Pacific Youth Forum on Climate Actions"

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SEAMEO-SPAFA had organized the “Asia-Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change; Exploration through Cultural Expression” from 24-27 January 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. 150 delegates from 16 …

SEAMEO-SPAFA had organized the “Asia-Pacific Forum: Youth Action on Climate Change; Exploration through Cultural Expression” from 24-27 January 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. 150 delegates from 16 different countries had attended the event including Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, UK, and Vietnam. Throughout the event period, all the participants had shared their knowledge and skills on Climate Change and Climate Actions in their respective countries. The event was sponsored by the Japan Foundation.

I was invited to present my paper on “Climate Change & Access to Safe Water: A Nepalese Perspective”.

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  • 1. CLIMATE CHANGE & ACCESS TO SAFE WATER -A NEPALESE PERSPECTIVE
    Jaya Jung MAHAT
    Master’s in Social Work (MSW) Student/ St. Xavier’s College
    Coordinator/ ClimateHimalaya Initiative
  • 2. Presentation Outline
    Some bitter Realities/ Facts
    Case Studies
    Challenges
    • Group Work
    • 3. Personal Contributions
    • 4. Still Video
  • Some Facts about Climate Change and its Impacts
  • 5. Over the past 100 years, the average temperature of the earth’s surface has increased by 0.74 Degree Centigrade (IPCC/2007)
    The extreme weather events caused by Climate Change are often responsible for physical injury and loss of life and people to many vulnerable diseases (UNDP/ 2007)
    Between 1980 – 2007, 98 % of those affected by natural disasters were victims of climate-change related events (Ganeshan & Diamond/2009)
  • 6. Potable water supplies will come under growing pressure as the warming temperature associated with Climate Change increase water pollution from bacterial growth and algal blooms (IPCC/2007)
    Climate Change will continue to affect all aspects of food security (FAO/2008)
    Water scarcity impacts on health, food availability & people’ condition of living (ADB/2001)
  • 7. Widespread water pollution resulting from Climate Change has resulted in increased water scarcity, poorer public health, lower agricultural production, declining quality of aquatic animals (ADB/ 2001)
    The lack of easy access to water accentuates the hardships of the poor. The urban poor in densely populated cities of Nepal queue at public standpoints to access limited water amount (ADB/2001)
  • 8. In rural Nepal many village people, mainly women & female children, still walk several kilometers over hills to fetch water (ADB/ 2001)
    Climate Change and its impacts on availability of access to safe water will hinder the developing nations to meet the MDGs.
  • 9. Case Studies
    The Voices of Climate Change Victims
  • 10. POKHARA(Western Nepal)
  • 11. JHAPA(Eastern Nepal)
  • 12. JIRI(Northern Nepal)
  • 13. GORKHA (North-Western Nepal)
  • 14. MAKAWANPUR(Southern Nepal)
  • 15. PHARPING(Kathmandu)
  • 16. Challenges forACTION
  • 17. Hierarchy of Needs
  • 18. About 700 Nepalese Youths leave from Nepal in one day for foreign employment via TIA (Recorded Cases)
  • 19. Ladder of Participation
  • 20. My InterventionTechniques
  • 21. Urban Rain Water Collection Center
  • 22. Rural Rain Water Collection Tank
  • 23. The Living Energy Museum
    Water Reservoir
    P. Generation House
  • 24. Information Dissemination
    The Cover page of the July-August issues of the first French Journal in Nepal published by the Alliance Française of Kathmandu, NEPAL
  • 25. Awareness Building
  • 26. Portraying via ART
  • 27. “Don’t do NOTHING because you can’t do EVERYTHING. Do SOMETHING…. ANYTHING” – Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
    “I'm trying accomplish that SOMETHING…. But yet to achieve that ANYTHING……Still I have a lot to DO”
  • 28. If not Now….When?
    If not Here….Where?
    If not Me….WHO????
    THANK YOU
    The Copyright of all these photos are held by the presenter
    http://jayajungmahat.webs.com/