Emergency Humanitarian Aid Programme: Upgrading of Water Supply and Distribution Systems In Rural Areas of the West Bank (Water Cap II)

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Project ID


Project Title

Emergency Humanitarian Aid Programme: Upgrading of Water Supply and Distribution Systems In Rural Areas of the West Bank. CAPII


Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

Palestinian Water Authority


Total: $2,000,000;

Sources of Financing: Government of Japan


December 2006 - January 2008



Project website(s)


Rima Abu Middain, Team Leader

Mercedes san Roman, Programme Analyst



The overall objective of the project is to improve the living standards of the Palestinians in the relevant communities through improvement of the environmental Health conditions and reducing poverty and unemployment figures through the creation of temporary job opportunities for the local communities through water infrastructure development projects.

The specific objectives are to provide reliable water supply to six Palestinian communities in the West Bank and increase the availability of good quality water to those communities; and to develop water infrastructure projects, including construction, rehabilitation, and installation of house water connection.

This programme includes the construction and development of water infrastructure projects in six localities in the West Bank: *1) Installation of 120 house water connections in Ain Qinya;

  • 2) Construction of 300CM ground water reservoir, a booster station and 200 CM balance tank in Qufr Qalil;
  • 3) Installation of 1600 house water connections in Yatta;
  • 4) Construction of 200CM elevated Water Reservoir in Rantis;
  • 5) Rehabilitation of the 2nd phase of water network in Shuqba including installation of 500 CM water connections and
  • 6) Construction of the 2nd phase of Water Network including House water connections in Baqa Sharqiya town.

Expected Outcomes

Achievements: Results and Impact

Lessons for Replication



See also

  1. Water resources at stake: The Mountain Aquifer beneath the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Territories
  2. Water for Peace in the Middle East
  3. Upgrading of Water Systems in Jericho and Hebron Cities
  4. Regional Water Cooperation and Peacebuilding in the Middle East
  5. Regional Water Banks Project (RWDBP)
  6. Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Study Program
  7. Raising awareness of the fishermen and farmers to prevent excess contamination of sea resources and shared aquifer in border area with Egypt, Palestinian Authority
  8. Public Awareness and Water Conservation
  9. Provision of Reliable water Supply to Allar and Saida Residents in Tulkarem District/ The West Bank
  10. Provision of Reliable Water Supply to Zbuba and its 10 Surrounding Villages in Jenin District.
  11. Promoting environmentally-sound fishing practices in Khan-Younis in the southern coast of the Gaza, Palestine
  12. KFW V-Programme: Poverty Oriented Infrastructure – Employment Generation Programme in the West Bank: Phase III
  13. Good Water Neighbors (GWN) Project
  14. Environmental management and planning as a tool for promoting sustainable coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians
  15. Employment Generation Through Emergency Response to Solid Waste Management in the Gaza Strip
  16. Emergency Water Supply to Zbuba and its surrounding villages
  17. Emergency Water Supply & Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine
  18. Emergency Humanitarian Relief Programme in Areas of Social Infrastructure Development (CAPI-West Bank)
  19. Development and Rehabilitation of Water and Electricity Networks in Nablus City
  20. Culture of Water Program
  21. Construction of Sewage Treatment Plant and Main Pressure Line in Khan Younis / Gaza Strip
  22. CollectiveWater - From conflict to collective action: Institutional change and management options to govern trans-boundary water courses

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