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Brainstorming Ideas for Talking Club - Water for 11 July 2007

Aid Workers - you need to persuade the villagers of why they need clean water and a better sewage/toilet system

healthy - stop getting sick and dying from drinking water with germs in it from the toilets.

You need clean water to live and to stay healthy and stop all the diseases.

We had the same problems about 100 years ago and we now know it works and look at us now we don't have so many people dying from diseases like cholera.

teamwork - building a new toilet or water system could help you learn to work together as a team, and strengthen your community.

children would be safer and have a better life if they don't have to spend so much time going to collect water.

To stop water borne-diseases like chlorea, thyphoid and diarrehoa.

To get better crops. More varied crops. Could produce more crops and sell the excess for money and then buy goods we could use to better lifestyle.

to stop children having to walk for 4-6 hours a day to collect water. Then they could use the time to be educated. People need to be educated but need time to be eduacted. It takes a long time to change the culture of a society(think of spread of HIV) but they need to be free to be educated.

bathing-need to clean bodies and hair occassionally as lices, ticks etc can spread in dirty hair and make people ill.

washing hands(threadworm)

washing clothes- dirt and germs off clothes say from animals and sewage can be spreda to cooking areas and utensils if clothes dirty.

sewage-water not contaminated fish not poisoned by dirty water disease not spread recycle sewage for compost-better crops

--Curls 09:26, 3 July 2007 (BST)

In Nepal having settled high on ridgelines above suitable fresh water sources, many women and children spend up to six hours a day carrying water from springs at lower elevations.This and the next point are a practical example of points mentioned above.

Mali, in West Africa, is one of the poorest countries in the world. As a result water-related diseases are common and child mortality is very high, with one in five children dying before their fifth birthday.

Simple sanitation improvements, like digging pit latrines and treating drinking water with chlorine, filters and other simple, existing technologies can save millions of lives. These simple ideas do not really need to change the lifestyle and take up too much time of the villagers but they will have a dramatic effect on the quality of their lives.

User AJ

Villagers - you need to persuade the aid workers why you don't want to change the way you live

could lead to too many changes in outr way of life and it could be destroyed. Western ways could be the end results-beer,sweets,salt, TV's and other poisonous ways

we want to stay the way our ancestors have managed to survive for generations.

Why would we want to change the way we farm-we manage okay now.

have tried clean water in the past and it tastes awful.

don't believe it is the dirty watre causing all the illness but evil spirits and the shaman/witch doctor will cure.

if clean water-no illness-no need for shaman- destroy our religion and our culture

how disgusting to put our sewage on to our crops.

--Curls 09:36, 3 July 2007 (BST)

Have had real problems finding any further info or ideas that are different from above User AJ

we do not want to be like people in the western world, you have a lot of problems and we don't want to spoil our culture.