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20090114 Pcc Rock Creek Presentation


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20090114 Pcc Rock Creek Presentation

  1. 1. Whitman Direct Action Sadhana Clean Water Project Sadhana Clean Water Project <ul><li> </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>the WDA team </li></ul>
  3. 3. dedicated to helping marginalised people by promoting economically, environmentally, and culturally sustainable community development
  4. 4. <ul><li> </li></ul>Past WDA projects Build-A-House, Summer 2005 Central American Biodiesel Project, Summer 2005
  5. 5. India 08: Water <ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Kanpur, February 2008 </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Varanasi, February 2008 </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Kolwan Valley, March 2008 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Mumbai, March 2008 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>Rajasthan, April 2008 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Kashmir, April 2008 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sadhana Clean Water Project <ul><li>“Safe water is vital to the health and well-being of rural India where 65% of the population lives. Resources of drinking water are shrinking by the day and contamination is rampant. The pity of it all is that awareness of safety of drinking water has yet to sink into popular consciousness” - Vasant Deshpande, Sadhana Village </li></ul>
  13. 13. Funding the project
  14. 14. Safe and Sustainable Water Conference <ul><li>Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai </li></ul><ul><li>19 March 2008 </li></ul>
  15. 15. WDA Water Book <ul><li>Compilation of ten case studies from a diverse range of NGOs </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Appropriate Technology Study Group
  17. 17. What are the socio-political constraints to clean water access in the Kolwan Valley?
  18. 18. Kolwan Valley <ul><li>Courtesy Google Maps </li></ul>
  19. 19. Methods Background Research Survey of the Valley Focus Groups Water Manager Interviews Water Quality Assessment
  20. 20. Focus groups <ul><li>Ashwin of Gomukh speaking to a water manager </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Bernerkarwadi </li></ul>
  22. 22. Results ATSG
  23. 23. <ul><li>Women collecting water from a dug well </li></ul>Water Collection and Availability
  24. 24. Doctor asks, “Do you boil the water for the children?” Mother responds, “Yes.” “Do you know how to boil the water?” “Yes.” “How do you know the water is boiling?” “We put our fingers in it.”
  25. 25. <ul><li>The BDO Officer </li></ul>Governance and Management
  26. 26. What did I learn? How will water continue to play a role in India’s development over the next 20 years? How will water continue to play a role in India’s development over the next 20 years?
  27. 27. Oregon Direct Action + Direct Action Network
  28. 28. Water for San Pablo <ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 29. Questions? <ul><li> / </li></ul><ul><li>+1 971 998 5407 </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
  30. 30. Thank you.