Walling out Water in West Bank
“TheWaterChannel NewsFlash: September 19, 2012”
(all information taken directly from a Water Channel email we received on the subject )
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.
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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.