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The Water Project Toolkit – a guide for water resources management towards sustainable develoment

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The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions, international organisations and all other practitioners involved in the water sector.

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Empowering Rural Communities Through Groundwater Development: Case Study of the Embera Indians, Panama

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The Embera Indians of Panama’s remote southern Darien Province face daunting challenges with respect to safe drinking water. The isolation of their villages – near the Colombian border, with no roads to the outside world – exacerbates their plight. To assist the Embera in their efforts to acquire potable water and the knowledge to obtain it themselves, a team from the USA nonprofit Lifewater International was invited to assess the situation, make recommendations and, if feasible, initiate training for the Embera in well drilling, well completion, and pump installation and repair.

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Capacity Development; the Palestinian Experience 2004-2011

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The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) is responsible for setting plans and programmes for training the technical staff working in the water sector and for rehabilitation of training centers according to set procedures and regulations (Palestinian Water Law (3/2002) Article (7)). Within this context, PWA supported by the German International Cooperation (GIZ) initiated the Palestinian Training Coordination Project in 2004 which was integrated in 2006 into the Human Resources Development (HRD) Component II of the Water Programme in the Palestinian Territory

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Empowering Rural Communities through Water and Sanitation: the MANTRA Program

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MANTRA is a comprehensive habitat development and governance program, which uses the common concerns for clean water and sanitation to unite and empower rural communities. It has been deployed by Gram Vikas in over 1000 rural communities in the Indian state of Orissa, improving the lives of nearly 300,000 people. MANTRA stands for Movement and Action Network for Transformation of Rural Areas.

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