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The 8th World Water Forum will have Water and People as one of its central themes, focusing on access to water, sanitation in all its aspects, and water and health issues. In order to reach that, three topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under People. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:

  1. Enough safe water for all
  2. Integrated sanitation for all
  3. Water and public health

Considering the above topics about People – Water Sanitation and Health:      

  1. What are the major challenges under each topic that concern civil society and communities and need to be raised for debate during the 8th World Water Forum?
  2. How those challenges apply to problems in your city, community or neighbouring surroundings?

Your feedback is going to support the organisation instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.

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Evans Tembo (MPH, MSc, Env.Eng)'s picture

Evans Tembo (MP... replied:

@ Kassimou,, thank for sharing a very important watsan pespective, can you explain more on the specific aspects/components of your capacity building program in Benin?

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kassimou Issotina replied:

These associations get the status of not government ones a,f they aim is to claim their belonfing community's rights. For this purpose they need to get some basic skills . Then they need to be free from politicians. that means that they must have functionning autonomy. actually they dont have this capacity. So spome time they work according politicians orders.

That is our struggle
Thank

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Evans,

Dear Kassimou,

Such associations also exist in Central Asia and most probably in other parts of the world as well. Will you propose some sessions corresponding to the needs, achievements, etc. of such associations?

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Caio Lorenzo Daniel Roncisvalle's picture

Caio Lorenzo Da... said:

Hi!

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Caio Lorenzo,

I bet you are an excellent student! It is great that Brazilian universities are driving the interest of young water professional also towards policy issues and awareness - unfortunately, it is not always the case around the world.

Please, will you elaborate more on the Trata Brasil group and their awareness efforts?

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Caio Lorenzo Da... replied:

Dear Diana Iskreva,

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Caio Lorenzo,

Thank you for detailed information! That sounds great!

And thank you for sharing the website information. It seems, the priority is conventional sanitation. What do you think about utilizing alternative sanitation. Could traditional technologies like Terra Preta, for example, be utilized, and not only in traditional communities? My perosal believe is that we have to move to sustainable sanitation globally if we want to preserve water quality.

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Caio Lorenzo Daniel Roncisvalle's picture

Caio Lorenzo Da... replied:

Dear Diana Iskreva,

I agree with you. It's important to invest in sustainable techniques to better harness and protect natural resources.

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Rubens Filho's picture

Rubens Filho said:

Reading all the comments written in this section I assume that we are surrounded by people with good solutions and sustainable ideas for this world issued known as water. 

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Hassan Aboelnga's picture

Hassan Aboelnga replied:

thanks Rubens for your feedback. Access to water and sanitation is a global challenge and exacerbated in the water stress countries. It is true that SDG #6 plays a great role in influencing other SDGs.Since the government's  focus would be mainly more in urban areas.  Do you find big discrepancies between urban and rural areas in Brasil or in your region in terms of access to water and sanitation?

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Rubens Filho replied:

Hassan Aboelnga,

The sanitation and water issues are deeply drifted away in rural areas. It is very known that we lack of data in this places, and we still work with projections and suppositions. Still, the very critical issue right now is to have piped water and access to sewage lines for the total inhabitants of the cities. I would say that it is very hard to separete priorities at this moment, when urban aereas in Brazil face challenges due to the abscence of such services. 

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Beatriz Martins... replied:

Olá Rubens,

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Cláudia Moreira's picture

Cláudia Moreira said:

Sem a conscientização dos seres humanos a importância que a água tem como alimento, na produção de alimentos, não teremos êxito em qualquer tipo de ação que desenvolvermos. Pois o desperdicio, a contaminação de mananciais, o desmatamento imperam por uma sociedade mundial capitalista. Onde sempre os menos favorecidos, sem cultura e recusos financeiros perecem a mercê dos maiores.

Sem conscientização de grande empresas,  da população em geral, é simplesmente perder tempo.

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Beatriz Martins Carneiro's picture

Beatriz Martins... replied:

Olá Claudia, obrigada por sua contribuição. Sem dúvida o setor privado e sociedade em geral deve ser engajados para conseguirmos avançar. Voce teria alguma ideia de como estes atores poderiam contribuir em parceria para promover o acesso universal à água segura e saneamento? Conte mais como o acesso à água é tratado em sua cidade e região.

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Jean-Pierre Tamisier said:

Ref: A plea for the effective recognition of the right to safe water.

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Jeun-Pierre,
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Jean-Pierre Tamisier replied:

Dear Diana,
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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Jeun-Pierre,

Thank you for building bridges to other processes of the 8th World Water Forum - cross-cutting themes and regional process.

The themes discussed in People e-room are also very closely linked to the cross-cutting theme Sharing:



http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/news/8th-wwf-sharing-ideas-sharing-water

http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/sites/default/files/page-attachments/Tab...

 

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Jean-Pierre Tamisier replied:

To centralize the discussion, the link to my first post : http://www.worldwaterforum8.org/comment/225#comment-225

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Carlos Carrión-Crespo's picture

Carlos Carrión-... said:

The targets for SDG 6 share strong linkages with the world of work.  For example, access to WASH in the workplace would go a long way towards universal access, since rural and urban workplaces have the potential of reaching a majority of the adult population and can help disseminate good practices.   In order to strengthen these linkages, the WASH4Work initiative was launched on World Water Day 2016 ("Water and Jobs") and the ILO launched on World Toilet Day 2016 the self-training handbook "WASH@Work".  The handbook can be seen in the following link: http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_dialogue/---sector/documen....

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fernando cintra... replied:

Great document Carlos! Thank you for sharing!

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Hassan Aboelnga replied:

Dear Carlos , 

Thanks so much for sharing the handbook. it would be great if you share your insights about the subject and how could we put this in practice?

Water and Jobs would be an excellent topic  for the agenda of the 8th World Water Forum reflecting the issues of youth involvement in water sector

Regards

Hassan



 

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva said:

Dear Water Colleagues,
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F H Mughal's picture

F H Mughal replied:

Dear Diana,

Would there be a detailed summary, giving major points of what each contributor said, and the list of contributors?

Regards,

F H Mughal

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Mughal,

The requirement was for a brief weekly summary "of 2 paragraphs". The report of the discussion will be prepared at the end of the phase - which in this case will be at the end of April. You will agree that it is too early to make conclusions for a process of 7 months just on the base of a couple of days.

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F H Mughal replied:

Dear Diana,

Yes, I fully agree with your point of view. I'm afraid, I'm not aware of the future program. I may have overlooked it. Can you provide the link, highlighting the future actions, or, may be, you can just briefly review here, for the benefit of other readers, as well.

Regards,

F H Mughal

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Mughal,

All the action will be into this e-room and in this aspect, it will not be a problem to be followed. This round of discussion will be summarized and analyzed at the end of April, and reported at the 2nd Stakeholders meeting. The feedback from this Stakeholders meeting will be anounced here, and these all together will lay the foundation of the new round of discussions that is to start in May and to complete in July. It is planned to have a total of 3 rounds into this discussion exercise.

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F H Mughal replied:

Dear Diana,

Thank you for your informative feedback. I appreciate.

Regards,

F H Mughal

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Evans Tembo (MPH, MSc, Env.Eng)'s picture

Evans Tembo (MP... replied:

@ Diana,

It was my pleasure interacting with you and the rest on this very important topic!

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Evans, the pleasure of communication is on mutual basis. And it continues until August, I believe.

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Diana Iskreva said:

Dear Water Colleagues,...Read more

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Priscilla Usiobaifo's picture

Priscilla Usiobaifo said:

As a matter of urgency, young people in Nigeria must put the discourse on water on the agenda.

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Hassan Aboelnga's picture

Hassan Aboelnga replied:

Thanks so much Priscilla for your input. I am totally convinced that young people play a great role in boosting water sector especially in Africa (Nigeria). could you share with us some experiences about the main challenges  that youth face to be engaged in WASH sector?.   

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Priscilla Usiobaifo said:

I live and work in a rural community in Edo State, Nigeria.

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Hassan Aboelnga's picture

Hassan Aboelnga replied:

thanks so much Priscilla for your input. Actually, it is one of the main challenges that women in Africa are facing every day. Awareness raising in all communities is needed significantly to tackle those problems.

Regards

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Priscilla,
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Majid Turmusani said:

Disability is a cross-cutting issue and pertinent to all themes of discussion in the forum. Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are likely to experience lack of access to safe water and sanitation and they are particularly vulnerable in emergency and humanitarian situations. Lack of hygiene could create and perpetuate impairments and disabilities (i.e. blindness being caused by poor hygiene and sanitation). Although recent years have witnessed improvement in WASH programs across the globe, it’s important that such programs continue to focus on the needs of PwDs, namely in terms of accessibility standards and gender friendly, in line with article 28 of CRPD.

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Hassan Aboelnga replied:

Excellent subject Majid. It would help us to define the themes of the Forum. it would be great if you share to us some case studies that had been implemented in that course.

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Majid Turmusani replied:

Dear Hassan,...Read more

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Majid Turmusani replied:

Dear Diana,

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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Majid,

Thank you this very well argumented position. It sounds to me like an excelent justification for the need of Forum sessions addressing the issues you raise.

I wonder what would be the opinion of other participants in the discussion.

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Majid, your intervention is most welcome referring to Ar. 28 of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Will you, please, propose some session topics for the agenda of the 8th World Water Forum reflecting the issue of equitable access for groups of people with specific needs?

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Jean-Pierre Tamisier said:

Hello everyone,
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Diana Iskreva's picture

Diana Iskreva replied:

Thank you for your valuable contribution, Jeun-Pierre!

And for making a link with the disscussion in the other e-rooms. I fully agree that water and sanitation is very often the entry point to sustainable development, and sustinable water policy and services is a compulsory component of sustainable development. Adaptation to climate change would be impossible if water policy and management are not adequately involved. Peace process is closely linked to safe water services and transboundary cooperation.

Would you advise what could be the sessions during the 8th that would address all these interactions?

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KIRIT PARMAR said:

Respected All,

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Hassan Aboelnga's picture

Hassan Aboelnga replied:

Dear Kirit , thank you for your contribution.  could you please share with us what is the main reason for water quality deterioration? I know that arsenic is a big issue in India which is naturally present at high level in ground water!

Moreover,  is it only in rural areas or it could be extended to big cities? 

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KIRIT PARMAR replied:

Dear Hassan

In villages, the green revolution is one of causes in India which have reduced quality and quantity of water.  High uses of pesticides and fertilizers have contaminated soil, crops simultaneously ground table water. Excessive uses of ground table water for all reasons have also reduced quantity of ground table water. Deforestation followed by hazardous bioengineered agricultural productions and industrializations have effected water irreversibly.    

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Diana Iskreva replied:

Dear Kirit,

Thank you for raising a painful issue like this one!

Do you have some suggestion how a global forum like the 8th World Water Forum could assist such groups of people?

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KIRIT PARMAR's picture

KIRIT PARMAR replied:

Dear Diana,

Thanks for your motivating reply,

Honest implementation of the UN treaty bodies on human rights. Secularly implementation of India’s constitution articles dedicated to fundamental rights, these will be helpful  to untouchables to reduce their struggles for survival. Else only one option which I see as untouchable, boycotted  untouchables must be given international refugee status so that they could escape from barbaric untouchability practices and live their life as human.

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Pedro P G Porto said:

There is a small town that its water captation sistem is right next to a large old plantation. In this very city number of people with cancer seems to be above the average. Both facts could have some kind of link due to the pesticide usage on the plantation. Doing a quick research in the scientific literature there was neither evidence to prove the link nor to disprove it. Could the World Water Forum have something to help on this behalf?

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