WRT to major challenges under topic a., it seems that because of the water criases;droughts and floods in some countries, almost immediate remedies and solutions are necessary. Depsite all the debating, theorising and documentation of recommendations in the past, immediate action to counter the impacts on local populations require implementation actions inlcuding:
- eductaing local populations affected on the signs and elements of climate change in their own local lanaguaaes using media outrecah to rural ares inparticular.
- tapping local and indigenous knowlegde in water conservation and control as well as project development and implementation for food secuity inlcuding craetion of national and community food/crop
- sourcing and applying inexpensive, practical infrastucture and other solutions to counter g droughts and floods, such as floating houses, houses on stilts, rainwater catchment for households, seawater desalination methods from other ocuntries such as Brazil. Practical solutions to counter the onslought of climate change which is deemed inevitable in some quarters ;
-building local capcity of affected communities in operation and maintenance of water systems, training educators, managers and technicians to ensure sustained water management; introduce solar/renewabler energy use.
-proviiding and increasing water storage capacity to mitigate effects of drought conditions such as occurs in Africa and other regiions.
- diverting funds from the international sale and purchase of arms to help fund those activties receommended above and also in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals .
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HI all, sorry about typos.. I was referring to food and agriculture crop banks- given that water scacity/droughts can lead to starvation.Local communities and their gorernments can be informed about these types of projects and given support to create them. of course thsi assumes that there would be food and crop avialable either form donors or produced locally during the rainy seasons.
.Many grassroots people are still not informed about climate change - some think that bad or extreme weather are 'acts of God" or some other cause. Education through the media centred on solutions from across the globe is necessary.here's a role for devlopment partners already on theground.
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Has week three commenced? Who is Susan? Just to share some elements from 2012 study done on water resources issue on Peru village. Is there a general consensus that water should be a public good- that is,. that there is a human right to water .... viz. right to development? ( UN Convenant on Economic Rights) . The Peruvian study showed that the rising cost of water supplied in various forms, including transport costs was a major probem in creating greater access of the poor to water- drinking or for other purposes- because of the dry weather patterns in that area of Peru.
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What country are you describing? is someone editing the contributions, I noticed some changes in my last post. Please excuse the typos.
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Please view the contributions on the People session, viz.joint ventures and projects related to water management and distribution in the Latin America and Caribbean regions.. Some o fthese can be duplicated in other regions of the world.
Has week three commenced? Who is Susan? Just to share some elments from 2012 study done on water ersources issue on Peru village. Is there a general consensus that water should be a public good- that is,. that there is a human right to water .... viz. right to development? ( UN Convenant on Social land Economic Rights) . The Peruvian study showed that the rising cost of water supplied in various forms, including transport costs was a major probem in creating grater access of the poor to water- drinking or for other purposes- because of the dry weather patterns in that area of Peru.
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in addition, the 2012 Peru study recommended that better distribution of land rights and removal of taxes and charges related to water could help resolve the situation of the poor with access to water because acquisition of pipe borne water depended on property/land ownership which also carried the burden of taxation. It seemed to be almost a cycle of impoverishment which the government authorities and water companies need to address. Similar situations and crises compounded by the impact of climate change have been witnessed or reported in other under- developed countries such as in East Africa where drought has brought the onslought of hunger, starvation and even death. Urgent action by NGOs in collaboration with donors is required. Public/ Private partnerships in the water sector might be one other solution.