Reinventing Direct Action, 4 April 2009

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Reinventing Direct Action, 4 April 2009

  1. 1. Reinventing Direct Action 4 April 2009, University of Oregon
  2. 2. Two premises
  3. 3. the Whitman Direct Action team, January 2008
  4. 4. dedicated to helping marginalised people by promoting economically, environmentally, and culturally sustainable community development
  5. 5. Build-A-House, Summer 2005 Central American Biodiesel Project, Summer 2005 Past WDA projects whitmandirectaction.org/projects
  6. 6. Sadhana Clean Water Project “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
  7. 7. Safe and Sustainable Water Conference Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai 19 March 2008
  8. 8. WDA Water Book Compilation of ten case studies from a diverse range of NGOs whitmandirectaction.org/cleanwater/book
  9. 9. Appropriate Technology Study Group
  10. 10. What are the socio-political constraints to clean water access in the Kolwan Valley?
  11. 11. Kolwan Valley Courtesy Google Maps
  12. 12. Background Research Survey of the Valley Methods Water Manager Interviews Focus Groups Water Quality Assessment
  13. 13. Ashwin of Gomukh speaking to a Focus groups water manager
  14. 14. D.O monitoring in Water Testing Bernerkarwadi
  15. 15. Results ATSG
  16. 16. Water Collection and Women collecting water from a dug well Availability
  17. 17. 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.”
  18. 18. Governance and The BDO Officer Management
  19. 19. Takeaways SCWP
  20. 20. Oregon Direct Action
  21. 21. Water for San Pablo oregondirectaction.org/sanpablo
  22. 22. What Direct Action education might look like
  23. 23. Thank you. danielbachhuber@gmail.com +1 971 998 5407 danielbachhuber.com

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