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PostSubject: Water problem in India   Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:53 am

The delegate of India is proposing the topic of water problem in India. Summers are here and the cities in India are already complaining about water shortage not to mention many villages which lack safe drinking water. In the list of 122 countries rated on quality of portable water, India ranks a lowly 120. Although India has 4% of the world’s water, studies show average availability is shrinking steadily, since it is estimated that by 2020, India will become a water-stressed nation. Nearly 50% of villages still don’t have any source of protected drinking water. The ground reality is that of the 1.42 million villages in India, 1, 95,813 are affected by chemical contamination of water. The quality of ground water which accounts of more than 85% of domestic supply is a major problem in many areas as none of the rivers have water fit to drink. 37.7 million People, over 75% of whom are children are afflicted by waterborne diseases every year. Overdependence on groundwater has brought in contaminants, fluoride being one of them. Nearly 66 million people in 20 states are at risk because of the excessive fluoride in water. Therefore, water has been considered a dangerous issue which is currently bringing life risks to the Indian population.



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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:40 am

Delegation of India, did the delegation decide to chance topic? In either topics, Cambodia would like to show its satisfaction in helping it. WaterAid has shifted from its traditional focus in Southern India to the poorer states in the north to target some of India's most vulnerable communities. As a result we have now become national in scope, working in ten states. Although access to drinking water has improved, the World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. In India, diarrhea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily—the same as if eight 200-person jumbo-jets crashed to the ground each day. Hygiene practices also continue to be a problem in India. Latrine usage is extremely poor in rural areas of the country; only 14% of the rural population has access to a latrine.

http://water.org/projects/india/
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:17 pm

The delegation of India is really pleased with the delegation of Cambodia, since it is a major issue in India and having other countries water issues involved, this situation can and will be solves in a short time period. India appreciate Cambodia's position, and would like to state that this issue is not only in India, but it also involve other countries, and measures will be discussed in other to view.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:05 pm

The delegation of the philippines would like to point out that this indeed is a very serious problem.
There are some organisations who try to raise money to build wells in india(WellsforLife for example); but this money comes from donations only, and is not enough to help the entire country.
The effects of water scarcity is a problem in a lot of country's, incluiding the Philippines, but we can certainly state that the effects are are growing more desperate in India faster than they are in many countries.
In the list of 122 countries rated on quality of portable water, India ranks a lowly 120.Although India has 4% of the world’s water, studies show average availability is shrinking steadily. It is estimated that by 2020, India will become a water-stressed nation. Nearly 50% of villages still don’t have any source of protected drinking water.
37.7 million People ,over 75% of whom are children, are afflicted by waterborne diseases every year.
The delegation of india thinks this is a major problem, and you can count on us for help.
With love,
delegate of the Philippines.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:52 am

Delegation of India,
Cambodia is fully aware of the issue that is going on, since 74% of all deaths in Cambodia are due to the waterborne diseases. There are many solutions going on, but not all are effective. Differences are being made and an important thing that can be implemented is a better education. This can alert the young ones what is going on in their homes and eventually this problem can be diminished.

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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:20 am

Philippines;
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis
water contact disease: leptospirosis (2009) (CIA The World Factbook)

India;
Major infectious diseases:
degree of risk: high
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases: chikungunya, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, and malaria
animal contact disease: rabies
water contact disease: leptospirosis

This is very similar to each other.

The Government’s monitoring data indicates that more than a third (36 %) of the watersource of the population of the Philippines comes from the country's river system, wich is heavily poluted by the Philippines industrie ( chemicals,etc.). Up to 60% of the groundwater is contaminated by coliform and needs treatment. And pproximately 31 percent of illness monitored for a five-year period were caused by water-borne sources. On top of this many areas experience a shortage of water during the dry season.

The annual economic losses caused by water pollution are estimated at US$1.3 billion, Php67 Billion. Php3 billion for health, Php17 billion for fisheries production, and Php47 for tourism. the Philippines has many water-related laws, but their enforcement is weak and beset with problems that include: inadequate resources, poor database, and weak cooperation among different agencies and Local Government Units.

As you can see, not only in India is this a major problem, but also in the Philippines.
I look forward to discuss this further with you and find a solution.
With love,
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:28 pm

The delegate of Cambodia wants to know, since the question of is water problem in INDIA, how much will the delegate ask from the other countries. For instance, China has enough to help India, but Myanmar doesn't have enough to help itself (no offense). Will the delegate be asking something from the international community, asian countries or an specific organization? Remembering that ALL countries in Asia are developing countries.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:00 am

The delegation of Australia would like to inform that we truly support this topic since Australia has been consuming recycled water for a year. It has been prohibited to use it.....
"These are ugly decisions, but you either drink water or you die. There is no option. It's liquid gold, is a matter of life or death," Beattie said a local radio station.

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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:33 pm

Egypt agrees and support this question, because this too, is one of the main issues in middle east, which is the place where water issues are constantly discussed. Many conflicts occurred in the last decades , involving countries such as Israel and Jordan. Many peace agreements were settled, unsuccessfully. For this and other reasons Egypt supports this topic.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:13 pm

Water issues is one of the main problem world-wide. Only 0.5% of the world´s water is fresh. And this number is lowering. People are running out of ways of getting water. Egypt is also in a tight situation with water, and thinks the UN should discuss frequently about water scarcity.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:56 am

The Delegate of Japan wants every Indian citizen to have acces to water, so supports this resolution.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:06 am

Water is indeed essencial to human survival, at a health standpoint. The lack of access to fresh and clean water has become a problem not only in India, but in the entire world. Today 1/6 of the world's population lacks access to clean freshwater, a fact that should certainly startle all of us human beings. The delegation of Japan votes in favor of this resolution and wishes that India's program is seen as an example to other countries, and creating programs similar that will supply the citizens of the world with the all the fresh and pottable water that they need.

Cheers, Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:26 pm

Delegates,

As it was stated by a few delegates before, world is suffering a global scarcy of water, it would be very interesting that this resolution passes in order to help giving water to people!!
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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:50 am

The delegate of Japan is now completely confused... Which one of the topics on the forum is actually that of India's? There are two topics, and the delegation of Japan is not sure which one of them is being actually discussed in caucus. Please clarify, so that we can have a more fruitful and be more prepared for the debate.

Thank you,
And remember to vote in favor of the G4 Movement, delegates of India, since it includes your nation as a permanent member of the UNSC.

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PostSubject: Topic Modification: Kashmir Conflict   Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:02 pm

Delegates, the delegation of India is sorry for the misunderstanding of India's topic, for the actual question of of India is effective measures to pacifically assist and resolve the Kashmir territorial dispute. This is due to the reason that after being adviced by our caucus leaders, the delegates decided to modify its topic in order to attend its nations' needs more efficiently, within the Kashmir territorial dispute topic, since the water crisis is part of this existant issue. Thank you for the delagates' comprehension. India looks forward an efficient and fruitful debate.

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PostSubject: Re: Water problem in India   Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Kashmir is a legendarily beautiful mountainous region of some 7 million people that is located where the borders of India, Pakistan and China meet. It is one of the most intractable and long standing conflicts in the world, between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. This conflict started in 1947, on the day after India and Pakistan simultaneously became independent. Three major wars have been fought over this and thousands and perhaps even more than a million people have died. The result so far is that India controls almost two-thirds of Kashmir and Pakistan controls one-third. China controls the rest. The conflict continues.
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