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Discuss Urban and the SDGs

  • 1 Which are the challenges for reaching these goals and targets in your community (city, state, country) ?
  • 2 Which are the opportunities for the implementation of these goals and targets in you community (city, state, country) ?

Urban Related SDGS

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João Victor Nunes de Souza's picture

João Victor Nun... said:

Olá, meu nome é João victor, aluno do CEMTN e estou sendo orientado pelo professor Davi Silva Fagundes

Na minha concepção, a culpa de o Distrito Federal estar enfrentando uma crise hídrica é do governo. Eles já tinham o entendimento de que as barragens do rio Descoberto e a de Santa Maria estavam secando, mas não fizeram nada para impedir que chegassem a niveis alarmantes. 

Se o governo brasileiro enfrentasse os problemas assim que detectados, o Brasil seria um ótimo lugar para morar.

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Luciano Valadar... said:

Olá meu nome é Luciano sou estudante, eu fazendo diversas pesquisas pude perceber que Aki no DF o índice da criminalidade do so vem aumentando dos últimos anos pra cá. Vou compartilhar experiências de diversas pessoas que aconteceu no decorrer da vida delas aki no DF....Read more

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Thaiane said:

A cada dia que se passa surge uma nova invasão em alguma área pública ou ambiental do Distrito Federal, isso vem crescendo a cada ano, cerca de uma taxa de 2,3% a 2,5%  segundo o Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e estatística (IBGE). Isso bem causando muitos problemas, tanto para o ambiente e para o governo é ainda dificultam o desenvolvimento urbano, a ocupação do território começar de forma sutil, mas vai se espalhando rapidamente com a ação do grileiros que agem de má fé para obter lucr...Read more

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Carlos Henrique... said:

Sou Carlos Henrique Aluno do CEMTN e estou sendo orientado pelo professor Davi Silva Fagundes

Hoje em dia no Distrito Federal temos essa escassez de água por que a população do DF vem aumentando a cada dia e não temos água suficiente para abastecer essa grande população, a falta de chuva criticar e muito no racionamento.

Isso tudo que esta acontecendo hoje no DF é tudo culpa do governo de uma má gestão hídrica e que não soube investir em propagandas para incentivar a população a economiza água de maneira correta.

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Maria Eduarda said:

Ola, sou Maria Eduarda, aluna do CEMTN e estou sendo orientada pelo professor Davi Fagundes.

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Letícia said:

Olá, sou Letícia, aluna do CEMTN e estou sendo orientada pelo Prof Davi Silva Fagundes.

Na minha concepção o principal motivo do Distrito Federal ter chegado a essa situação de precisar fazer racionamento de água é o crescimento urbano.

A densidade populacional aumentou muito em Brasília, especialmente nas cidades satélites, e a capacidade para fornecer água não acompanhou na mesma proporção.

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Tatiany Sousa Alves said:

Olá sou Tatiany, graduanda em Ciências Biológicas e estou sendo orientada pelo Professor Davi Silva Fagundes no meu Trabalho de Conclusão de Curso : Escassez Hídrica Reservatório do Descoberto – Distrito Federal.

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maria bernardet... said:

Demographic growth and migration will transform metropolitan cities and regions in the next decades and for this it is necessary to better plan public spaces with leisure and greener areas, humanization of public spaces (bridges, crossings, cycle paths) and generate a feeling to the water resources in these areas (recover and preserve), after all the rivers, springs are part of the story of the place as well. As opportunities we will have partnerships with universities and researchs centers, generation of new jobs and new urban planning laws, respecting vocations for tourism, leisure and sports in some areas....Read more

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maria bernardet... said:

Demographic growth and migration will transform metropolitan cities and regions in the next decades and for this it is necessary to better plan public spaces with leisure and greener areas, humanization of public spaces (bridges, crossings, cycle paths) and generate a feeling to the water resources in these areas (recover and preserve), after all the rivers, springs are part of the story of the place as well. As opportunities we will have partnerships with universities and researchs centers, generation of new jobs and new urban planning laws, respecting vocations for tourism, leisure and sports in some areas....Read more

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Dear Coordinators / Moderators of the Portal Your Voice, Good Morning!
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Mohammad Faiz Alam's picture

Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Prof Davi Silva Fagundes,

I agree with your views and surely put them froward to the organisers. Thanks for active participation.

regards

Faiz

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Dear Coordinators, Good morning!

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Mohammad Faiz Alam's picture

Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Dave Silva,

It is definitely a wonderful initiative, bringing youth to such events and having them activily participate is essential to develop the sense of respnsibility and preparing them to take the lead. I highly appreciate you shared this and I will try my best to bring it in WWF.

Regards

Faiz

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EDUARDO PRADO said:

Boa noite a todos 

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Bah-Clozel said:

Bonjour à tous

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Prezados Coordenadores do Grupo sobre  Ambientes Urbanos e os ODS, Bom Dia!

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Prof Davi Silva Fagundes for comprehensive and important comment. We will cerainly imclude your issues and points in our summary to be given at the end to be used as a possible input to the WWF discussionns.

Would you be attending WWF personally ?

regards

Faiz

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Alex Nunes de O... said:

Pergunta fora da temática. Qual será o idioma utilizado durante as sessões e atividades oficiais do Fórum Mundial?Perdoe-me por levantar a questão, mas como nunca participei e desejo muito, gostaria de saber se o Fórum será realizado no todo em inglês, espanhol ou português.

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Angelo Lima's picture

Angelo Lima replied:

Alex

me parece que teremos tradução para as três línguas, mas com certeza para inglês e português.

abs

angelo

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Alex Nunes de O... replied:

???

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Hi Alex, 

Thanks for the question. I will confirm and answer .

Regards

Faiz

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Mohammad Faiz Alam said:

Hello everyone, 

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Haroldo Cesar Fernandes's picture

Haroldo Cesar F... said:

O Brasil terá neste momento do 8º Fórum Mundial da Água um papel de fundamental importância no aprimoramento das SDGs, pois desde o ano de 1992 com a Rio 92 e em 2012 com a Rio+20 foi definida a agenda do desenvolvimento sustentável, onde dois temas discutidos na época; ("A economia verde no contexto do desenvolvimento sustentável e a erradicação da pobreza"; e ainda "A estrutura institucional para o desenvolvimento sustentável") resultaram na formulação da Lei 12.305/2010 PNRS, que trata legislativamente sobre o gerenciamento dos resíduos sólidos e é tida como uma das leis mais bem elaboradas do planeta.

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Mohammad Faiz Alam's picture

Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Hi Haroldo,

Thanks for the comment. You are right in pointing out that Brazil has largest resources in world but equally important is the distribution within country which might not be equal. Though, I am sure if manage efficiently, it can be sufficient in any part. Brazil with forests also would play a big role in climate action thus it is encouraging to see Brazil government eager to make/amend laws and interested in organising events such as WWF 2018.

Faiz

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Alicia Raffaele's picture

Alicia Raffaele said:

Dear Masroor

I think the regulator is important. But in such large countries, with so many inhabitants and with such extensive territories, I believe that it is not enough just with a regulator ....

Alicia

Montevideo - Uruguay

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Masroor Ahmad's picture

Masroor Ahmad replied:

Dear Alicia

Many large countries have one regulator (Brazil) with state/provice wide set ups. Countries also have state level regulators to address diversity and geographic problems. In many countries the concept of multi regulators “water, energy and forest” is also functional to achieve economy of scale. But without regulator I doubt as regulator is like a referee of football match. Imagine Football World Cup final 2018 between Uruguay and Brazil without a referee!!   

Regards

Masroor Ahmad

Pakistan    

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Alicia Raffaele's picture

Alicia Raffaele replied:

Dear Masroor,

Of course the regulator is important. What I said that I think is not enough only the regulator, but also have to consider other aspects.

And by the way, I would love that final of Uruguay - Brazil in the 2018 World Cup .... And FIFA considers that the referee is not enough, and maybe the VAR (video arbitration) is implemented ... ..

Alicia

Montevideo - Uruguay

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Masroor Ahmad said:

Dear Colleagues -

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Mohammad Faiz Alam's picture

Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Dear Masroor,

Thanks for your comment and bringing up this very important observation. What you think are the reasons behind this and any resolutions to set up one ?

Thanks

Faiz

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Masroor Ahmad replied:

Dear Faiz

Few main reasons

  • Politicians don’t want to lose control as in many countries “Water” win elections;
  • Lack of knowledge about importance of regulator and its function and how it (regulator) can turn table around in their favor;
  • Weak or no advocacy on part of development partners who keep on funding projects after projects but with little impetus on “services” and “quality” which are two important functions of regulator.

Regards

Masroor Ahmad

Pakistan    

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Dr.P.S.Navaraj said:

India’s role is considered to be crucial in addressing global issues on mitigating climate change,”Systemic thinking is urgently needed to build cities and their infrastructure to increase resilience to cope with the challenges they face. Inda faces huge challenges in their municipalities, from inadequate infrastructure to vulnerability to disaster ris...Read more

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Neha Patwardhan said:

I am a water professional based in Pune. This is a busy Indian city in the western part of India. There are 2 rivers flowing through the heart of the city. Unfortunately in a sad state due to inadequate wastewater treatment and waste management.
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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Neha for your comment. I have also read about some of the good work being done in Pune specially Pimpri-Chinchwad. I have seen the waste segregation but is STP are also being establish and if so, who bears the responsibility of maintaining the quality as it requires expertise ?

Also,  does Pune have existing STP capacity to treat waste from city ? As in most of the Indian cities, it is lacking so I am curious to know where pune stands on this aspect and new measures being taken.

Thanks

Faiz

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Masroor Ahmad replied:

Dear Neha

In addition to Faiz question I think you should also share the some initial results of JNNURM which was great boost to improve municipal services through ULBs and also the "City Ranking" concept which again is a great initiative to infuse a spirit of competition among cities. Thanks 

Masroor Ahmad

Pakistan

 

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Flávio Medeiros... said:

Na cidade em que moro, Caicó, RN, existe uma obra de saneamento que há mais de cinco anos se arrasta a passos de tartaruga, mas acredito que quando chegar a sua conclusão, será solucionado alguns problemas inerentes ao esgotamento sanitário, várias lagoas de captação e de tratamento começarão a funcionar, com isso, melhorará a vida da população municipal e regional, pelo menos em relação a saúde e mais qualidade ambient...Read more

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Flavio for the comment and sharing the project that is being carried out. Nice to know that innovatinve and active action is being taken foe water pollution which is one area where urbanisation is having a significant impact. Do you have any project website/document to share that can be read by other participant too ?

Thanks

Faiz

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Haroldo Cesar Fernandes's picture

Haroldo Cesar F... said:

Um dos maiores problemas referentes a água aqui no Brasil esta na má gestão e controle dos poluentes que contaminam os corpos hidricos. A gestão de resíduos urbanos, principalmente a forma de descarte que os municipios adotam que é o aterramento em aterros controlados e lixões tem contribuido para a contaminação e a consequente má qualidade das aguas utilizadas para consumo das pessoas.

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Gholam Abbas KAZEMI replied:

Thank you for your reply. It seems to me that you are facing mainly quality related problems in Brazil. Here in Abadan the problem stems from the high quantity of water, namely elevated groundwater levels as mentioned in my initial comment; but it then leads to quality issues. Specifically I am very keen to know about the ways to stop the seepage of seawater into urban areas through subsurface path. If we pump out the groundwater, which is actually intruded seawater, it is then replaced by incoming seawa...Read more

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Gholam Abbas KAZEMI said:

Insurmountable problems associated with elevated groundwater levels in coastal cities

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Gholam for your comment and sharing experience from your region.

I think more cities will face this issues as we enter the era of climate change with rising sea levels so it becomes important to realise, understand and act on it.

I would like to ask if you think integrating SDGs in city/country planning could be one of solving and tackling the issues ? How government sees SDGs ? and what are the challenges involved ?

Thanks 

Faiz

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Gholam Abbas KAZEMI replied:

Dear Faiz,

Thank you for your comment. Of course integrating SDGs is a solution. However the lack of awarness among both government officials and public, the inadequaty of funds, the harshness of geological, topographical and hydrogeological settigs and transboudary issues (because the city I am taking about is located close to border) all complicate the solution and make it difficult. In a foreseable future I do not see much hope of alleviating the issue I raised, i.e. consequences of elevated groundwater level in coastal cities.

Thank you

Gholam

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Madiha Asif said:

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Masroor Ahmad replied:

Ms. Madiha

Greetings from Islamabad Pakistan

There is no question on importance of Integrated plans, master plans and plans BUT one has to take the stock that how many plans have seen the light and implemented in letter and spirit. There are, in my opinion, two main reasons, for non-implementation of such plans 1) quality of plans and capacity of institutions to understand and implement these plans 2) political interference. Many plans are non-sensitive to politics and politics and political interference is a reality. So why don’t we engage politicians in preparing plans so there is a ownership from top.

happy to discuss more

Masroor Ahmad

Pakistan

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Madiha Asif replied:

Dear Mr.Mansoor,

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Bilal Javed's picture

Bilal Javed replied:

Hi Madiha,

Glad to see a healthy discussion going on with some wonderful ideas floating around. In my view CSM also requires political will as the people in one way or the other are connected to poiltics and politicians. I have seen motivated communities fail in self-driven initiatives due to lack of the political will. And further adding to Masroor's words "we have played enough of the planning game" lets try the next level "implementation"

Regards

Bilal

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Madiha Asif replied:

Hello Mr.Bilal,

Good to hear from you.

Yes i am totally agree with you and Mr. Mansoor. This is right any stakeholder is a part of CSM including politicions. They are very important stakeholder, no doubt. I have also involved in replicating CSM in Lahore's marginalized community through the platform of MUAWIN. In that process, politicions were involved in multiple interventions in their areas but they are still missed in many processes. We really need to realize their importance.

Madiha,Pakistan

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Madiha for sharing orangi town story, reading about it gives a good perspective on how stakeholders involvement can make a big difference.

Agreeing with Masroor that we should keep in mind politics and work with politicians rather then shying away from it as they are the elected representatives and their cooperation can go a long way in sustaining the work/developement.

Thanks

Faiz

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Mohammad Faiz Alam replied:

Thanks Madiha,

I agree that lack of integrated planning is one of the main issues facing developing world and as you said, its more of concern when they have limited resources. 

But is any government/state/region in Pakistan looking at SDGs to make their future plans or activities ? As this incorporating SDGs mught be one way of integrating all development activities.

Faiz

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Madiha Asif replied:

Dear Mr.Faiz,

Yes, SDGs are being part of future development projects in Pakistan. Even , SDGs are being taught in academic institutions also. Many government institutions have realized its importance and considering it. But, to achieve these goals, strategies and procedure need to be more focused, intellegent and effective. 

Madiha

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