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News Amman Principles on Local Water Governance

These principles have been adopted on the 7th of June 2007, at the regional Forum for Local Water
Governance in Amman. Names of institutions endorsing the Amman Principles, in addition to forum
proceedings and outputs are (will become) available at the EMPOWERS Partnership website.

1) Local water governance should be based upon the integrated participation
of all stakeholders and end-users at all levels;
2) Local water governance requires that special efforts are made to include
vulnerable groups;
3) Locally appropriate solutions and tools should be developed through the use
of participatory research and action;
4) Capacities of stakeholders should be developed at different levels to enable
them to participate in water resource planning and management;
5) Water information should be considered a public good; and access to
information be enabled for all citizens;
6) Awareness must be developed for informed participation in water
7) The efforts of all actors (government, partners in development, civil society)
should be harmonized and contribute to achieving agreed and locally owned
visions and strategies.

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 Partnership
Keyword(s) EU-MEDA-Water, EMPOWERS, governance
Geographical coverage Jordan
News date 21/06/2007
Working language(s) ARABIC , ENGLISH