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  • Title: International Secretarial for Water an international network of organizations involved in sustainable community development and water managemen
    Descriptive info: .. I.. S.. W Making sure the use of water goes to everyone.. Home.. Access to Water.. Activities with Partners.. Relevant Sites:.. Safewatergroup.. org.. earth-mart.. net.. "Since access to water is a condition for survival, we assert that everyone has the right to water to meet his/her essential needs.. Consequently, priority has been given to a billion and a half people who do not have access to potable water.. ".. The aim of all ISW financing and fund management strategies is a maximum decentralization in favor of local partners.. ISW has received financing from various international development partners: CIDA, international organizations (UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, development banks etc.. ), governments, NGOs, research centers (IDRC.. ), training organizations, investment funds, cities and the private sector.. In addition, ISW calls upon local co-financing in collaboration with its local partners and the people involved.. Despite the fact that the United Nation's Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights recognized.. access to water as a basic human right..  ...   the Montreal Charter, which was adopted in New Delhi at the conclusion of the United Nations Water and Sanitation Decade in 1990.. The International Secretariat for Water's.. Human Resources.. are composed of three types of individuals:.. Members of the.. Board.. Associate experts.. The.. Secretariat Team.. By capitalizing on its experience, ISW can emphasize the value of.. regional.. (1).. networks and promote their cultural specificity.. ISW fosters the following activities:.. community water management and partnerships with civil society;.. innovative financing methods for community management;.. training of interveners in "social engineering";.. promotion of the equal involvement of women and men and their training in integrated river basin management;.. integrated management of basic urban infrastructures and access of water and sanitation for all citizens;.. reinforcement of indigenous leadership;.. promotion of local know-how and use of appropriate technology;.. support and promotion of regional alliances for water and sanitation and their introduction into international forums.. By region we understand:.. an intra-state entity;.. an inter-state entity;.. a subcontinental entity..

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  • Title: Drinking Water Campaign in Gunjarat - Case Study
    Descriptive info: Case Study: SEWA's Drinking water campaign in Gunjarat.. Country: India.. The organization.. SEWA Is A Trade Union registered in 1972.. It Is an organization of poor, self-employed women workers.. These Are Women Who Earn a Living Through Their Own or plowing Small Business.. They Do not Obtain Employment With regular salaried Workers Welfare Benefits like In The Organised Sector.. They Are The unprotected labor force of Our Country.. The water campaign.. In 1995 SEWA's Rural Development Department Launched a mass mobilization campaign to Increase Membership Through local advocacy for The Basic Needs of Water.. The Following Is To Bring Women in the mainstream of Water Sector Development for purpose of Full Employment and self reliance.. The Goals of the campaign.. SEWA's Rural Union Leaders Put The Goals of the campaign in followings words:.. Clean water is our basic right, We Can not Live Without Water, Our emploi IS Severely Affected Because Of Lack of water, We migrate With Our families and animals, leaving home and hearth Without Water Because We Can not survive, We Want to Develop sources of drinking water in Every Village,.. Women Should Have local control over water sources.. We want to collect and save rain water.. Achievements.. Through the efforts Campaigns Water The Gujarat Water and Sanitation Board sanctioned The Construction of roof rainwater harvesting tanks in 1000 and 50 hand-pumps for The First Time Ever.. Case Study: Drinking water in exchange for community ecology.. Country: Paraguay.. Brief biography of the presenter and his organization.. Sara Benitez.. Coming from a peasant family Guarani, Sara Benitez, co-founder of AXIAL, took volunteer coordination programs AXIAL since 1993.. The association also enriched his vision in a gender dimension.. AXIAL, Naturaleza Cultura.. AXIAL Naturaleza y Cultura is an association Paraguayan non-profit organization founded in 1994, following the formation in 1991 of a group of volunteers.. It includes poor peasants, Indians, anthropologists, sociologists and technicians, fight against poverty and destruction of resources and works effectively to the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage, human and natural Paraguay.. The objective is to implement an innovative strategy to empower the state against the "social debt" that every government owes to its citizens (health, education, justice, electrification, protection of natural and cultural heritage, etc.. ).. An electrification program has already been achieved in the region Capi'Ivary in exchange for reforestation.. AXIAL initially acts in the area Capi'lvary (department of San Pedro), and in areas of Yvyrarovana and Ygatymi (Department Kanindeju).. Its operations have spread in several communities in the eastern region of Paraguay and concern to date over 30,000 people.. Physical and social data.. The area covered by the project "Drinking Water Exchange in Community Ecology", Yvyrarovana area (28,000 ha) is located in the department of Kanindeju, north east of the eastern region of Paraguay, along the border with Brazil.. The population appears to be a heterogeneous group.. The indigenous ethnic Chiripa Ava (1400 people) are installed in 9 communities in the region for millennia and coexist with the peasant population Guarani.. From several regions, farmers (8000 persons) have been merged since the agrarian reform in Paraguay (1989).. Water.. The average rainfall are about 1600 mm.. It must be noted on the other hand the presence of the largest aquifer in the world: the Parana sedimentary basin, which straddles Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina.. The project area is located on the outskirts of the aquifer, and drilling a shallow (100 to 200 meters) would suffice to feed the population.. The balance between abstraction and recharge of the aquifer is not threatened, and the water is not contaminated.. People living from agriculture, hunting and gathering, through development of agro-ecological systems initiated by AXIAL.. It should be noted that the resources of this region are mainly of a farm scale (transgenic soybean and maize, cotton).. Main actors involved in the case study.. Farmers are the main actors of this participation, but the program intends to integrate interdisciplinary groups.. AXIAL encourages people to form committees for cultural development, grouped into regional councils to develop a collective consciousness.. Producers, coordinators of committees, representatives of indigenous communities, families and educational units can thus demonstrate their responsibilities effectively, to identify problems, propose debates to explore different alternatives and implement Physical activities and integrated their resolution.. Key Issues.. Yvyrarovana area is located in the subtropical forest, also the first issue is the protection of natural resources, particularly biodiversity, rich in this region.. On the other hand, we should note the presence of this huge aquifer whose population does not enjoy, which is an unacceptable paradox.. The second challenge of this project is the fight against poverty.. Yvyrarovana population suffers from a lack of economic resources, the daily income of a family not exceeding 500 Guarani, less than one French franc per day.. This is a population that lives below the extreme poverty line.. Under the public information also leads to worsening living conditions and consequences on the health situation is worrying.. However, there are great opportunities to increase their financial resources if we put forward the region's biodiversity.. By establishing agro-ecological, it is the economic autonomy of the population is involved since the project aims to give them manage their resources.. They jointly in the protection of cultural heritage: the pan-Guarani culture, present throughout South America, is not confined to this region of Paraguay.. This country has been plagued by a succession of dictators more or less aggressive, the most present in our memories is General Stroessner which distinguish her from 1954 to 1989.. 18 ethnic groups speaking 14 different languages, these regimes have survived.. Since April 1999 the country entered a phase of democratic transition, although the current leader of the government, President Gonzalez Machi is always supported by an army everywhere.. International public opinion puts pressure on the government to obtain greater democratic pluralism and social justice accessible to the poor, but the process remains difficult to implement.. Citizen-centered approach.. The active participation of the population AXIAL projects has created a community council Yvyrarovna regional headquarters of meetings on training and situational analysis.. It consists of 22 committees of farmers and representatives of the Guarani Indian Chiripa Ava.. Thus, the population seeks to negotiate with one voice with the state.. As part of this project to supply drinking water, communities have embarked on several points:.. Protection of the forest (3.. 5 ha per family) and land reclamationProtection of water sources, sorting household wasteEstablishment of agro-ecological (Agroforest, crop diversification, increased bio-availability of food)Establishment of community nurseries and gardens of organic farming in schools, to recover the biodiversity.. 40  ...   Water Resources in the West Bank ranges Between 550 and 700 million cubic meters.. However, Israelis and settlers in the West Bank consumes about 90% of thesis consumes resources the Palestinians The Rest.. Main Economic Activity.. The Hand In The activity area of study Is The agriculture.. However, agriculture has Witnessed continuous deterioration.. In early days of Israeli occupation, agriculture Formed Between 30% and 35% of the People returned.. In 1994, the Agriculture Did Not Provide More Than 19% Of The GNP In The Palestinian territories.. Many people practice activities: industrial, commercial and tourism activities.. However, one source of The Major revenu pour l'people Comes From The work in Israel and from fund transfer from In The The Palestinian Diaspora.. Main Interveners in the Case Study.. Water harvesting Is A very ancient practice in Palestine.. In the Mountainous Areas of this region, this practice WAS One Of The Factors Behind the flourishing of ancient civilizations Such as That Of The Canaanite.. The facilities for water harvesting, pools and cisterns Are Still Witnessing The Great efforts in this field.. At present The Main Actors in this field are the local community, Palestinian NGOs (PARC, PHG, and others), International NGOs, EU and others.. Major Issues.. Ensuring water for Both domestic and Agricultural Purposes IS of paramount importance pour la In The Palestinian rural areas ".. The tight control of the Israel On The Palestinian water resources this job Makes Quite difficult.. The procedure for Connecting to "any village water Network is a very long one the permission to connect villages to this network is Not Always Issued By The Israeli Authorities.. After about 6 Years of the peace process, The Transfer of Authority on Palestinian water resources has not yet Been Done and it has been "postponed To The Final Settlement Agreement.. The back Of The Population In These regions IS Rather low (~ 1200-1300 $ / capita / year).. Ensuring water for fins domestiques Düring summer Becomes A Real Burden to families.. The cost of one cubic meter of fresh water Costs about $ 4.. Poor families are in the MOST cable boxes are not to Ensure the minimum volume of water for Surviving and Necessary Necessary hygiene.. The harvested water, Which Is Used For Both drinking and Agricultural Purposes, In The forms Some Part of the area studied The Main source of fresh water.. The Water pumped from wells in Gaza Strip due to brackish Became Rather excessive pumping the Israeli water works and water is Wadi Gaza pumping from wells Surrounding Gaza.. Therefor, harvested rainwater in this area Cdn aussi Become an important drive for crop diversification.. People's Approach.. Water harvesting practices are rooted deep in The Indigenous culture.. In the past collective rainwater harvesting in huge Rather Pool was practiced together with private individual "cisterns.. Rainwater Harvesting Collective Is Still practiced in villages not connected to water network to Ensure the supply of collective communal Premises Such as mosques, churches and schools.. Individual cisterns, whether Constructed In The traditional pear shaped ones gold cubic Rather modern ones, are now more common.. Usually domestic cisterns harvest the Water From the roofs of houses and Agricultural harvest rainwater from Prepared ones shed areas "to provide a copy of thesis filling cisterns.. New practices of rainwater harvesting in Irrigated Agriculture in frequent Became The Last Few Years.. In this case IS rainwater harvested from the Roof of green houses.. Harvested water formed The major part of Water Used In These green houses.. In Gaza, Where the salinity of water restricting IS The Crop diversification, harvested rainwater from the Roof of the green houses Became a Major engine pour la crop diversification.. With this mixing water brackish Rather one Maximize The Value Of The Later.. The Program for Supporting Rainwater Harvesting Focus on Marginalized, active and Women Farmers.. Women Always Supporting Families are advantageous.. Working with Farmers in the Field of Water harvesting, from the Roof of green houses, weekends Always Farmers encourages gathering and organization in order to solve Their common problem.. Relationship Between groups Involved.. Implementation of this program in rural areas "SEVERAL AIMS to Achieve Objective:.. Empower local community-through Their Mobilization for solving One Of The Major Issues in Their Lives (water supply).. Build a real partnership Between The local NGO, International ones, the local community, Through the Supporting activities and follow That Accompany The Implementation Of The program Such as training and Other Building Capacity in the Field of Community Groups organism.. Build real cooperation Between NGOs and Local Authorities and Central Governmental organs working in the Field.. Funding of the Case Study.. "During the Last Three Years a number of European NGOs and EU Agencies are Actively Involved With PARC in Supporting Programs of rainwater harvesting activities for Both Agricultural and domestic purposes.. People Are Highly Appreciating this program and They Are Involved in It With Enthusiasm.. The Contribution Of The Local People in the achievement of this program IS Quite essential.. Their contribution in the Construction of cisterns varies Between 50% and 75% of the total cost.. Their contribution IS Both cash and in-kind.. That "during the Drought Affected The Palestinian territories and the Middle East in general, In The last year, and more Donors Became Involved in Funding this program.. Water harvesting structures in addition to rainwater harvesting icts importance for Cdn year Provide excellent storage facility for Ensuring the permanent water supply for the People.. Major Findings and Lessons.. Rainwater harvesting IS Deeply Rooted in indigenous Palestinian culture.. Rainwater harvesting at small scale (cisterns and pools) has-been ADOPTED by Palestinians to Avoid Barriers Imposed by the Israel In The Palestinian Occupied Territories.. Rainwater harvesting from the Roof of green houses CAN GIVE A Great Push To The Irrigated Agriculture in the Palestinian territories.. Rainwater harvesting from the Roof of Green Houses Will not Affect The aquifer recharge Because Of The Generally this water evaporate Before Reaching the aquifer.. Rainwater harvesting encourages crop diversification in areas "Suffering From The high salinity of Water Used in Irrigation.. In The Mountainous Agricultural cisterns Can Play An Important Role in Reducing The vulnerability of fruit trees to The Heights of fluctuation of rainfall.. Rainfall in Agricultural harvesting cisterns May Provide The Mean rainfed agriculture for making more profitable and encourages cultivation of Mountainous Land.. This Will Prevent land desertification due to soil erosion and human desertification.. Rainfall harvesting has-been one large scale prohibée by Israelis.. However, They Are Practicing It in the Palestinian territories for The Benefit of settlers (Jordan Valley to the East of Al-Fara'ah)..

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  • Title: I.S.W and their development with their innovative partners
    Descriptive info: Over the years ISW developed many innovative activities, tapping into the creativity of its partners.. World Assembly of Water Wisdom.. World Youth Parliament for Water.. The Citizen's House of Water.. THE WORLD ASSEMBLY OF WATER WISDOM.. The World Assembly of Water Wisdom brings together representatives of different groups:.. Elected officials, civil society actors (NGO, unions, consumers), leaders of political opinion ( scientists, journalists, artists, etc.. ), representatives of the financial sector, local, national and international governance representatives, private, public and para-public service-providers, children and youth.. All these people voice their opinions as individuals and bring to the table not only their involvement in sustainable development but also their field knowledge of water management.. The World Assembly of Water Wisdom is composed ofof about sixty people.. They meet during International Forums.. It stresses equal participation of women and men, representation from the North and the South as well as from a wide range of sectors.. To-date, the World Assembly of Water Wisdom has sat twice: in Kyoto in 2003 during the Third World Water Forum and in Barcelona in 2004 during the Water Dialogues at the Universal Forum of Cultures.. THE WORLD YOUTH PARLIAMENT FOR WATER.. The Parliament is an initiative of the.. International Secretariat  ...   to the 2003 International Year of Water and the preparatory work leading to the first Assembly of Water Wisdom held in the.. Citizen's House of Water.. during the Third World Water Forum in Kyoto in March 2003.. The results:.. Adoption of the Water Law by the World Youth Parliament for Water.. Election of 6 representatives (ambassadors) and their replacement that sat at the World Assembly for Water Wisdom in Kyoto in March 2003.. Multicultural exchange.. rafting of a follow up plan.. THE YOUTH PARLIAMENTS.. The concept of Youth Parliaments for Water was initiated by Solidarity Water Europe, an International Secretariat for Water partner.. Parliaments participate in preparatory forums and worrkshops where presentations and debates trigger ideas leading into the parliamentary sitting.. THE CITIZEN'S HOUSE OF WATER.. The Citizen's House of Water is an interactive space promoting.. dialogue.. and.. dissemination.. of experiences concerning local water management projects in collaboration with the private/public/para-public and the associative sector.. This friendly space.. fosters exchanges.. between international development actors from the North and the South, the East and the West.. The Citizen's House at the Hague saw the birth of the idea of the World Assembly of Water Wisdom.. The Assembly sat for the first time in Kyoto in 2003..

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