G8 Evian Action Plan on Water

Sectors : Economic governance and public finance management, Sustainable development, Water and Sanitation
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
Heads of State
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“...1 Promoting good governance
1.1 We are committed to assisting, as a priority, countries that make a political commitment to prioritise safe drinking water and basic sanitation as part of their strategy to promote sustainable development, including poverty eradication, in their efforts to:
"develop comprehensive plans for the integrated management and efficient use of water resources;
"develop an institutional framework that is stable, transparent and based on the rule of law, respecting fundamental human needs and ecosystems conservation, and promoting local empowerment and appropriate cost recovery approaches;
"establish clear objectives and, where appropriate, develop and evaluate performance indicators.

1.2 We will support these countries' capacity building efforts to develop the skills necessary to provide efficient public services, seeking to help partner countries to:
"develop appropriate legal, regulatory, institutional and technical frameworks;
"strengthen basic and further professional training institutions in water management, or create them, where necessary

1.3 In view of the importance of river basin management, we will reinforce our efforts to:
"provide assistance for the development of integrated water resources management and water efficiency plans;
"support better management and development of shared river basins;
"promote river basin co−operation throughout the world, with a particular attention to African river basins...”