Human Values Essay

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Human Values in Water Education Creating a New Water-use Ethic in African Cities United Nations Human Settlements Programme HUMAN VALUES IN WATER EDUCATION Water Education Initiative in African Cities is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is implemented by UN-HABITAT in collaboration with UNEP and other partners as part of the Water for African Cities Programme. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expres- sion of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The views expressed and the information and data given in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the United Nations. Mention of firm names and commercial products does not imply the endorsement of UN-HABITAT. .oreword Since its inception two years ago, the Value -based Water Education component of the Water for African Cities Programme has proved itself as a truly path-breaking and innovative education initiative in Africa. The initiative is part of UN-HABITAT s support to African countries in the development of a new ethic for water governance in cities. It is unfortunate that a large volume of water abstracted and treated at a high cost is wasted due to leakage and profligate use in our cities. By complementing the technical and regulatory measures put in place to address this avoidable wastage, Value-based Water Education is a promising strategy in the transformation of the behaviour and personal attitudes of key actors in the urban scene, particularly in dealing with issues that affect everyday life in our cities. It is worth noting that the Human Values approach

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