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Development at the 8th World Water Forum

One of the factors that define the road to sustainable development is how water is used and managed. The development that meets the needs of the present and does not jeopardize those of future generations requires sharing water and its benefits in an inclusive manner, seeking for food security, clean energy, smart infrastructure, responsible consumption, efficient irrigation, competitive industry and economic growth. All those aspects relate directly to water. Implementing this development model requires participation of different sectors, political push, investment, cooperation an effective water governance.

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The 8th World Water Forum will have Water for Sustainable Development as one of its central themes, focusing on water for human activities and the role of water use in different sectors and in countries’ development. In order to reach that, four topics have been set to comprise the debate questions under Development. The following topics should split into Thematic Sessions and other debate stages during the 8th World Water Forum in 2018:

  1. Water, energy and food security nexus (Water for food/ Water for energy)
  2. Inclusive and sustainable growth, water stewardship and industry
  3. Efficient use of surface water and groundwater - urban and rural
  4. Infrastructure for sustainable water resource management and services

Considering the above topics about Development:      

  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 will support the organization instances of the Forum in the definition of Thematic Sessions and other opportunities for debate during the event.

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KANNA VI MARTIN LUTHER's picture

KANNA VI MARTIN... said:

bonjour à tous .j’avais effectué un long déplacement à l’intérieur de mon pays pour des raisons professionnelles .Demain, je serai présent dans plusieurs salles de discussion merci

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KANNA VI MARTIN... said:

bonjour à tous .j’avais effectué un long déplacement à l’intérieur de mon pays pour des raisons professionnelles .Demain, je serai présent dans plusieurs salles de discussion merci

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Arántzazu Figue... said:

Olá a todos. O meu nome é Arantza Figueredo e sou uma espanhola que vive em Brasil na atualidade. Primeiro, quero agradecer a oportunidade de estar aqui e poder compartilhar com todos vocês ideias, opiniões, experiências. Eu trabalhei em Espanha muitos anos no sector das águas residuais, bem como pesquisadora, passando pelo nível técnico, bem como na gestão do serviço para uma empresa pública. E agora aqui, em Brasil, onde estou a começar com uma pequena empresa, estou a começar a ver e valorizar, como está a situação nesta matéria.

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Vacy Alvaro said:

Oi, pessoal. Tudo bem? Sou jornalista do portal Web Rádio Água (www.webradioagua.org), um projeto executado pelo Centro Internacional de Hidroinformática, um Centro de Categoria 2 da UNESCO instalado no Parque Tecnológico Itaipu (PTI), em Foz do Iguaçu (PR).

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TCHOKOUATOU GHI... said:

Malgré une urbanisation grandissante, plus de 70% des individus pauvres dans le monde vivent en zone rurale. Un grand nombre ne possède pas de terres ou sont des petits paysans dont la faible productivité conduit à la pauvreté, au manque de nourriture et à la faim. En effet, 805 millions de personnes, soit une personne sur huit, souffrent de la faim chronique, n’ayant pas suffisamment de nourriture pour une vie active et saine. La grande majorité des personnes souffrant de la faim – 798 million d’entre elles – vivent dans des régions en développement, où la prévalence de la sous-nutrition est actuellement estimée à plus de 14%. Environ 25 000 personnes meurent de la faim chaque jour....Read more

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Gusthavo Ribeir... said:

Ao observar a crescente demanda por água em todas as partes do mundo, por decorrência não só do crescimento populacional, mas também do aumento da produção industrial e agrícola, é importantíssimo destacar a acessibilidade a ferramentas tecnológicas como um dos principais fatores que exercem grande auxílio na aproximação do modelo de desenvolvimento sustentável, visto que, em meio ao forte aumento da demanda de água, sua disponibilidade (principalmente em termos de qualidade), vem diminuindo severamente nas últimas décadas.

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Lalith Dassenaike's picture

Lalith Dassenaike said:

Thanks Tchokouatou for your input.  Indeed very importan considerations to take on board with regard to competing demands between water supply and sanitation. Along the lines of data and statistics you have mentioned, is it possible to site good case studies from your region or country whereby we can further discuss this issue with specific examples of how the affected stakeholders have addressed this issue?

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TCHOKOUATOU GHI... replied:

la guerre a longtemps fragilisée les politiques du TCHAD ce qui fait que les données ne sont pas encore actualisée sur le site mais je vous rassure que je me rapprocherais des institutions en charge de la question pour entrer en posssession du document manuel

mais il est à noter que depuis 2010 les poitiques du gouvernement sont orientées vers les infrastructures de transport car dit-on "là où la route passe, le développement suit" oubliant que l'eau c'est la vie  

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Lalith Dassenaike said:

Dear Ana, many thanks for your valuable input.  What you have mentioned is very interesting, especially the success story in Brazil spearheaded by ANA.  I hope we can highlight this case study at the Forum so other regions can learn and benefit.  Can you please ellaborate a little more on this namely, why has it been so successful?  What can you tell us about the "committment" of the people to implement such a programme?  Were there any incentives for them who actively ensured such practices? And finally is this practice being scaled-up or scaled-out and in particular are has there been any focus on taking this knowledge to policy level?

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Marcos Aurélio ... said:

Entendo que a questão institucional perpassa pelos 4 tópicos citados.

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Daniela Cestarollo's picture

Daniela Cestarollo replied:

Caro Marcos Aurélio ! Agradecemos pela sua contribuição e provocação. Estamos pedindo aos participantes da consulta que especifiquem sua profissão e/ou área de estudo. Se possível, nos ajdue a divulgar a iniciativa que vai continaur ao longo de 2017.

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Bárbara Machado said:

Diversos fatores contribuem para a redução da disponibilidade de água potável no Planeta, entre os quais destacam-se: o aumento da demanda em função do crescimento populacional e desenvolvimento industrial, poluição, desperdício e falta de políticas públicas voltadas para o uso sustentável dos recursos hídricos. Especialistas apontam que a questão da água, ao menos no caso brasileiro, está mais ligada a problemas relacionados à gestão do que à escassez propriamente dita.

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Daniela Cestarollo replied:

Cara Bárbara, parabérns!  Conseguiu resumir toda a problemática da água em apenas alguns parágrafos. Pessoalmente, acho a questão da saúde pública a mais crítica e ianceitável.Desculpa a curiosidade mas qual é a sua área de estudo e/ou profissional ? 

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Bárbara Machado replied:

Obrigada! Sou estudante de Engenharia Química.

Daniela Cestarollo's picture

Daniela Cestarollo replied:

É essencial a participação de estudantes na consulta pública. Continue participando e nos ajdue divulgando a iniciativa !

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Davi Silva Fagundes said:

Prezados Coordenadores do 8º Fórum Mundial da Água, Bom Dia!

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Júlio Cézar Ribeiro de Paula's picture

Júlio Cézar Rib... said:

Bom dia a todos,

Pensando na irrigação, que é o maior consumidor de água na atualidade, gostaria de saber a opinião de todos sobre: separar os tipos de solos mais irrigados no Brasil, montar uma tabela precisa sobre a quantidade de água real que infiltra no solo e a velocidade que ela infiltra, para que possamos monitorar com mais precisão a quantidade de água que está sendo "jogada" no solo.

Existem tabelas de infiltração de acordo com a declividade e textura dos solos, porém, são médias inprecisas, que, num país com área irrigada de 1,2 milhões de hectares e cerca de 18 mil pivôs (ANA e Embrapa, 2013), acarretam prejuízos grandiosos.

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Indika Gunawardana replied:

Dear Julio,

Thanks for your contribution. It would be also good to asssess the losses, but at the same time we should consider about the recharge into surface and ground water reserves in the long run, maintaining soil moisture as a whole ecological unit. 

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Júlio Cézar Rib... replied:

Prezada Indika,

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Indika Gunawardana replied:

You are absolutely correct. Reducing losses and applying appropriate irrigation methods are invaluable in that case. 

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Bianca de Fatim... said:

Acredito que uma questão relevante a ser abordada no 8º Fórum Mundial da Água é a questão dos aquíferos, por sua natureza são mais protegidos quanto à contaminação do que as águas superficiais. No entanto o principal problema é que estes não são tão “visíveis”, chamam menos atenção dos órgãos gestores e da sociedade como um todo, desta maneira a política de proteção ao meio deve ser objeto de avaliação constante. 

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TCHOKOUATOU GHISLAINE's picture

TCHOKOUATOU GHI... said:

HI,

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TCHOKOUATOU GHI... said:

bonsoir,

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Ana Luiza Campos said:

Hi! My name is Ana Luiza Campos, and I am a student of Chemical Engineering in Brazil.

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Daniela Cestarollo's picture

Daniela Cestarollo replied:

Hi Ana Luiza ! I am glad you have brought these numbers to public attention. 

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Indika Gunawardana replied:

Great contribution Ana Luiza,

Efficiency Industrial in water use and cleaner production, appropriate treatment and disposal of industrial waste are major aspects to reach sustaianble management of limited water resource.

Thanks and please keep contributing to the forum.

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Ana Luiza Campos replied:

Thanks, Indika! I will follow the discussions very closely.

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Susana Herman d... said:

Reading the very interesting comment of Mr. Minani it came to my mind the question ¨what comes first the egg or the hen¨?  Because he begins saying that Water Management and Development are responsible for poverty reduction, but  it is also true that Sustainable Development requieres more than any other types of development schemes the participation of society from the more inner roots. For example Sustainable waste Managment begins in our house.  And a society with high porcentage of poverty is the main enemy for Sustainable Development, because the urgent matters pass over the important issues. 

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Daniela Cestarollo replied:

Hi Susana ! I think you have touched a nerve since corruption is not just a matter for poor countries but you are right it does affect them in a more substantial way. I suggest you get familiar with  the UN Global Compact - an initiative for business around the world  to incororate sustainability in their daily code of ethics towards labour, human rights, environment and corruption. For more information visit:  www.unglobalcompact.org 

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Indika Gunawardana replied:

A great debate. I agree with the both, There is a two way relationship in between poverty and water in diferent perspectives. management of water resources, and reducing the corruptions and good governance plays major part. The wolrd water forum will take these comments to shape its agenda.

Thanks and keep contributing to the forum. 

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Minani Leodegard said:

Water resources management and development is central to responsible growth and poverty reduction; and, therefore, of central importance to the world community. It is relevant in a number of different and complementary ways.

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KANNA VI MARTIN... replied:

Cher Manani Léodegard bonjour ....Read more

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HÉLVIO LELIS ARAÚJO said:

Https://youtu.be

Pequenas ações, dando vida a uma nascente que estava paralizada alguns anos.

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Indika Gunawardana replied:

Dear Helvio,

Thank you for your contribution. That helps to ensure the point which is "conservation and management of water resource plays important part in development". I agree the point you mention as it need to be looked at as a water cycle - ensuring cycle runs and timely provide". 

Your above mentioned link is not working. Can you please double check and resend?

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HÉLVIO LELIS ARAÚJO said:

A preocupação com a Preservação e Armazenamento e água para a Vida, em todos os municípios teria que ser obrigatoriedade de os gestores e pessoas Brasileiras e do Planeta, sem preservar não teremos sustentabilidade para a vida e sem o armazenamento tornamos nossos municípios inviáveis economicamente e sem condição de sobrevivência.

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Indika Gunawardana's picture

Indika Gunawardana said:

It is really good that the issue regarding Food security in the room now. Thanks both Peter and Kanna. Water use for Agriculture: more than 70% of freshwater is used in Agriculture and food production. Is this a burdening topic to be discuss in the WWF2018? How the 'water for development' face the demand and share the resources for multiple uses efficiently? Any experiences and opinions?

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Lalith Dassenaike said:

Dear Peter, thank you for your posts and valuable comments.  All very important issues.  We would appreciate if you can elaborate a little more on these issues for example briefly describe what where who your community is?  What if any speciric problems with regard to the issues mentioned?  Have there been any solutions tried and if so what has worked and not and why not?

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peter sunday said:

Challenges are finances, planning,poor policies,lack of proper physical planning which also affects my community.

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peter sunday said:

Food security is vital for Sustainable development and clean water sources.

KANNA VI MARTIN LUTHER's picture

KANNA VI MARTIN... replied:

Cher Peter dimanche bonjour.
Avec votre permission ,sur la table de discussion dans la chambre de développement. La sécurité alimentaire est bien vital d'une part et d'autre part elle ne pourrait être plus vital que l'eau pour un développement . Un proverbe Camerounais dit "ou il n'y a pas d'eau, il n'y a pas de vie " .C'est plutôt l'eau qui est un élément vital de la planante pour la sécurité alimentaire .L'eau est la clé du développement dans le monde entier. Pas d'eau , pas de nourriture , pas de vie .Au Cameroun dans la zone septentrionale, les problèmes d'eau expose avec acuité .L'eau est appelée l'or liquide ou le pétrole du 21e siècle. merci

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Amelia said:

This platform may have a technical virus that is automatically changing text??!!? 

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Cristiane Colle... replied:

Amelia,

The Organization staff checked and found no problem.

Did you use the translation system?

They told me that the translation system can translate content into the same language, making it look different ...

Anyway, I apologize for the inconvenience

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Cristiane Colle... replied:

Hello Amelia
I will forward your comment to the Organization for them to do a verification.
Thanks!

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Luciola Maria d... said:

Compartilho aqui os comentários enviados ao Fernando...

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Amelia replied:

What country are you describing? is someone editing the contributions, I noticed some changes in my last post. Please excuse the typos.

 WAFUNIF is a volunteer organsiation comprised of former UN internes from 1945 to present day. They support the work of the UN indirectly through research, seminars and projects on topics  relevant to development and peace. Some members are located  in cities where the UN is headquartered and may be UN staff or staff of UN sub-agencies, others are not, while a large percentage are based in the Third World.

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Daniela Cestarollo replied:

Dear Amelia ! There must have been a mistake since all comments are published without any previous editing. We are looking into it and will let you know.

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Amelia said:

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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Indika Gunawardana replied:

Hi Amelia,

Susana seems a researcher from Venezuela. 

Thank you for sharing a bit from Peruvian rural water supply experience. In every country, reaching rural dry areas has remain a challenge. Community managed water supply schemes proven to be much efective in that, but again highly depend on the availability of water resources - quantity and quality.

Any other similar examples?

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Indika Gunawardana said:

Many thanks everyone for posting, and responding to the comments on the Development Room. The concerns raised in deed calling us for actions plus decisions focused debates during the WWF2018.

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Lalith Dassenaike said:

Dear Susana, I am sure you are not alone in voicing your concerns w.r...Read more

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