Raising awareness of the fishermen and farmers to prevent excess contamination of sea resources and shared aquifer in border area with Egypt, Palestinian Authority

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Raising awareness of the fishermen and farmers to prevent excess contamination of sea resources and shared aquifer in border area with Egypt, Palestinian Authority


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Total: $42,315;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP


2006 - 2007


Satisfactorily completed

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The project will target two vulnerable communities, Farmers and Fishermen, in AlMawassi area of Rafah to promote environmentally – safe practices to prevent ground and sea water contamination. Working with farmers, the project will promote the ruse of organic and agricultural waste to produce “compost: aiming at reducing the use of chemical pesticides in agriculture. As far as the fishery sector is concerned, the project will alert Fishermen on the danger of fishing close to the wastewater discharge at the coastal area of the Mediterranean on community health as well as the use of poison for fishing. Alternatively, the project will distribute fishing nets for 300 fishermen and lobby towards remedial solution to eliminate degradation of sea water quality and marine biodiversity.

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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. Public Awareness and Water Conservation
  8. Provision of Reliable water Supply to Allar and Saida Residents in Tulkarem District/ The West Bank
  9. Provision of Reliable Water Supply to Zbuba and its 10 Surrounding Villages in Jenin District.
  10. Promoting environmentally-sound fishing practices in Khan-Younis in the southern coast of the Gaza, Palestine
  11. KFW V-Programme: Poverty Oriented Infrastructure – Employment Generation Programme in the West Bank: Phase III
  12. Good Water Neighbors (GWN) Project
  13. Environmental management and planning as a tool for promoting sustainable coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians
  14. Employment Generation Through Emergency Response to Solid Waste Management in the Gaza Strip
  15. Emergency Water Supply to Zbuba and its surrounding villages
  16. Emergency Water Supply & Rehabilitation Programme, Palestine
  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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