Emergency Water Supply & Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine

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Project ID


Project Title

Emergency Water Supply & Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine


Water Supply and Sanitation

Focus Areas

Geographic Scope

Lead Organization(s)

Project Partners

Palestinian Water Authority


Total: $5,022,231;

Sources of Financing: Government of Japan


2006 - 2008 (18 months)


Satisfactorily completed

Project website(s)


Basil Nasser, Programme Analyst

Heba Qedwa, Project Manager



The project aims at achieving the following objectives in the two targeted governorates:

  • Improve the accessibility and efficiency of water supply services through the construction of new water facilities and the utilization of the available water resources in both Rafah and the Northern Governorates.
  • Utilize the water resources in the settlements and integrate it in to the municipal water networks that serve Rafah Governorate residents.
  • Improve the overall public health conditions through developing and improving water facilities that would produce better quality water.

The project includes the construction and development of water infrastructure projects in two localities in the Gaza Strip: 1) Rehabilitation of damaged water system and improved the water supply system in Rafah through dividing the project into five major elements in Rafah which include construction of trunk line, booster pumps, water tank, water wells and water network; 2) Rehabilitation of damaged water system and improved the water supply system in Beit Hanoun through implementing five major which include designing the water system, construction of water tank, trunk line, booster pumps and water network.

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 Humanitarian Relief Programme in Areas of Social Infrastructure Development (CAPI-West Bank)
  18. Emergency Humanitarian Aid Programme: Upgrading of Water Supply and Distribution Systems In Rural Areas of the West Bank (Water Cap II)
  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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