Memorandums of Understanding

The following are Memorandums of Understandings (MoU’s) that have been signed between mayors of partnering communities of the Good Water Neighbors project over the years

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Baka mayors singing MoU
Signing MoU at Pella, Jordan

March 2016

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on March 2016 between the Mayor of the Tamar Regional Council in Israel and the Mayor of South Ghor in Jordan. The MoU was signed for leading agricultural cooperation between both sides, for the creation of the “Model Farm” project to improve agricultural yields, and to strengthen joint commitment addressing environmental challenges, including mitigation of the shared housefly problem. Read more in this Jerusalem Post article. (MoU in Hebrew and Arabic and English)


April 2015

In April 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to Create “Sister Waters” Partnerships between the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, and EcoPeace Middle East’s Good Water Neighbors Program and Mayors and their Municipalities. This MoU was signed for the purpose of sharing knowledge, experiences, and publicly available information in trans-boundary water management, community-led action, and other activities designed to restore and protect the water resources and enhance the well-being of the communities that depend on them.


October 2014

During and event held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C., a Memorandum of Understanding was signed to create Sister City partnerships between U.S. cities and Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli cities together. Sister city programs allow individuals on a local level to participate in improving relations through non-political cultural, educational, and other people-to-people exchanges. By creating permanent relationships, sister city programs offer the best opportunity for citizens to participate in creating a climate for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Read more in this media release


August 2014

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed with the Jordan Valley Authority in Jordan to develop the Bakoura area into a national park. The park is expected to create local jobs in support of the area’s economy while conserving the area’s environment. With the MOU’s signing, EcoPeace is advancing the production of a business plan for the park, and providing support to additional projects on the ground. (Read more in this blog)


June 2014

Memorandum of Understanding (see pg. 2 here) was signed between the Tamar Regional Council in Israel and South Ghor in Jordan. This unique agricultural research cooperation project – a “Model Farm” – is expected to decrease the huge amounts of houseflies that have been a terrible annoyance to the residents of the area in recent years.  (Read more in this media rlease and in our July 2014 newsletter).


July 2007

Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Palestinian Mayor of Baqa al Sharqiya and the Israeli Mayor of Baqa al Gharbiya – Jat  to strengthen cooperation between the two municipalities to save the natural heritage in the region in respect to environment and water concerns.  The Mayors hereby declared the importance of cleaning up Wadi Abu Naar/Hadera Stream that flows through both municipalities. (Read more in this media release)


January 2007

Another Memorandum of Understanding was signed In January 2007 between the Mayor of the Tamar Regional Council in Israel and the Governor of South Ghores in Jordan. The MoU was signed with the understanding that cooperation is necessary in order to promote sustainable development in the Southern Dead Sea Basin.  (Read more in this media release and in our February 2007 newsletter)


January 2007

Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Mayors from the Jordan Valley and Beit She’an Regional Councils in Israel and the Muaz bin Jabal Municipality in Jordan, recognizing the value and importance of rehabilitating the Jordan River and identifying the potential of advancing peace through creating a cross border park, based on ecological values and cultural heritage.  (Read more in this media release and in our February 2007 newsletter)


November 2006

Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Jordanian Governor of North Shuuneh, the Mayor of Pella in Jordan and the Mayors of Beit She’an City and Beit She’an Regional Council in Israel, to cooperate on shared water issues. (Read more in this media release)