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News The EMPOWERS Partnership has now available the 'Guidelines for Improved Local Water Governance' - Feedback Requested

The Guidelines for Improved Local Water Governance, provided by EMPOWERS project (MEDA Water Programme - funded by the European Union) consolidate the experience gained over the past 4 years in developing and testing a range of participatory planning tools for local water development. These have been developed through action research with a wide range of stakeholders in Egypt, Palestine, and Jordan. The guidelines provide a practical and logical framework of activities that will lead to improved local water governance based on the involvement of those who use and manage water.  Following them leads to the development (and implementation) of integrated water development plans for towns, villages, district and governorates.  It also leads to a change in how water sector professionals and water-users work with each other: collaborating through dialogue. The guidelines are of interest to anyone concerned in practical approaches for tackling the ‘big’ and complex themes of water governance and Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). However its specific target audience is those who expect to initiate and facilitate the change processes required to improve local water governance. 
Furthermore, the 1st part of the Guidelines has been translated into Arabic and is also available online for feedback. Information and copies of the guidelines can be downloaded from EMPOWERS website: English version - Arabic Version.

Your constructive feedback will be greatly appreciated and will help in further developing these guidelines. Comments and feedbacks are welcome before March 15th to the following address:

Contact information Mona Barghout, Regional Information Officer - EMPOWERS Partnership / INWRDAM (email:
Phone: + 962 6 5332 993 ; Fax: + 962 6 5332 969
News type Inbrief
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Source of information EMPOWERS project
Keyword(s) EMPOWERS, EU-MEDA-Water, water governance
Geographical coverage Egypt, Jordan, Palestine
News date 20/02/2007
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH