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First issue of EMPOWERS Insight magazine

Published on: 25/11/2005

The Euro-Med Participatory Water Resources Scenarios (EMPOWERS Partnership) has published its first EMPOWERS Insight magazine, sharing progress and experiences in the regional programme working in Egypt, Jordan and West Bank and Gaza.

The Euro-Med Participatory Water Resources Scenarios (EMPOWERS Partnership) has published its first EMPOWERS Insight magazine, sharing progress and experiences in the regional programme working in Egypt, Jordan and West Bank and Gaza.

The nicely laid out, 24-page magazine with full colour cover comes out twice a year. Managing Editor is Firas T. Abd-Alhadi, Regional Documentation and Communication specialist.

Ten names of water

In Arabic language there are at least ten names for water according to its salinity and potability starting from “Ujaj”, which is the bitterest and most saline water, and ending with “zulal”, the clear, sweet and cool water. Water has always been regarded as a precious resource in the Arab world. Many Arabic feminine names have a water-related meaning: Dima = rainy cloud; Riham = fine rain; Muzna and Rabab = white cloud; Nahla = drink of water; Rayya = sated with water; Kawthar = sweet water; Hutoon = pouring rain

IRC features nine times

IRC features nine times in this first issue:

  • as partner and co-sponsor on page 1
  • in a news item on the Training of Trainers workshop on IWRM in Cairo on page 5
  • with a picture from the IRC Learning Alliance Symposium on page 5
  • in a news item on the Training of Trainers workshop on IWRM in Beirut on page 5
  • with a full-page article ”EMPOWERS participates in the IRC Learning Symposium, by Patrick Moriarty on page 6
  • with our logo on the display outside the first pilot project site in Palestine on page 15
  • with a write up as a regional partner on page 17
  • in Upcoming events on our Knowledge Management E-conference 4-15 November on page 20
  • in Selected books with our Gender and Water Thematic Overview Paper on page 20

EMPOWERS is a four year programme facilitated and implemented by 14 organisations, under co-funding of the European Union’s MEDA Water Programme.

EMPOWERS Insight

Regional Information Office

INWRDAM

P.O. Box 1460

Amman 11941

Jordan

E-mail: firasinw@nic.net.jo

Web site: www.empowers.info