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Walling out Water in West Bank

Wed, 19Sep2012

“TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: September 19, 2012”

(all information taken directly from  a Water Channel email  we received on  the subject )

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 West Bank, Palestine, is divided into areas A, B and C, based on the extent of Israeli control over them. Walls demarcate the areas, restricting movement and access. This fragments the territory in a way that cuts people off from aquifers that should be their natural water sources, and keeps them from developing/ fully utilizing their water infrastructure.

These videos depict how this has led to severe water scarcity in West Bank, and how people have to cope with it.

Besides, a situation of conflict leads to groundwater extraction while discouraging recharge, as this perspective from Ethiopia suggests. How else, in your experience, does it hamper long-term groundwater potential? Please share your thoughts in the Comments section under one of these videos.

With Regards,
TheWaterChannel Team

— end of news flash——

Note from Washlink:  Many NGO Organizations  seem to skirt /ignore/ avoid/ write off  this  part of the world. I guess a large part of the logic for this is  for the sake of neutrality, and   shall I say it: … and not wanting to offend large financial contributors (private and corporate).   I am glad to see the WaterChannel Team has the courage  to present  these  video’s. Bravo!   My wish of course  is that  we shall some day soon open up a larger, longer  productive  dialog around this topic.

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