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The EMPOWERS approach to water governance: guidelines, methods and tools

These are a compilation of guidelines, methods and tools for use in processes of planning and dialogue for improved water governance at local and governorate level. 

This document describes a practical and logical framework of activities based on the involvement of those who use and manage water. The guidelines advocate a process of collaboration through dialogue, to bring about a change in the way water sector professionals and water users work with each other.

The tool is structured as presented in the diagramme below. The first three chapters of the guidelines act as an explanation of the overall approach. Chapter 4 contains a detailed description of the individual phases and sub-phases of the management cycle for the intermediate and local levels. Chapter 5 contains a comprehensive set of methods and tools for working with the approach