Gaza turns to desalination amid increasingly scarce water access – Gaza

Gaza has one of the highest population densities in the world and has been under a tough Israeli blockade since 2007 when the Islamist Hamas movement seized power.

In the past, drinking tap water was the norm but “no one does it now” because the risk of infection and disease is too high, Sami Abu Omar, a 58-year-old resident of the southern city of Khan Younis, tells EFE.

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Gaza turns to desalination amid increasingly scarce water access – Gaza2024-03-31T15:06:43+02:00

Solar technology assists Gaza’s contaminated-water emergency – Jaweb – Gaza

Large-scale desalination plants, funded by international donors and private businesses struggling to mitigate the crisis, are in full swing in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

But a new high-tech effort is coming from an unlikely source: a company based in Israel.

Israel’s crippling 14-year blockade has worsened the water disaster facing Gaza residents, with key materials and equipment needed to produce potable water withheld from the coastal enclave.

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Solar technology assists Gaza’s contaminated-water emergency – Jaweb – Gaza2021-01-30T15:14:39+01:00

World Bank to invest $117 million in water for the Gaza Strip – Palestine

The World Bank announced on Monday that it will grant US$15 million for a water desalination program for the Gaza Strip.

The new project was founded with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of water in Gaza, and will have additional funds of US$42 million from other donors.

Another US$60 million will be handed over by the Kuwait fund for Arab Economic development.

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World Bank to invest $117 million in water for the Gaza Strip – Palestine2020-02-12T18:52:56+01:00

UK pledges $12m to build water plant in Gaza Strip, Palestine – Gaza

The UK Government has pledged $11.8m in support for the construction of a water desalination plant in Gaza, Palestine, which isone of three projects that make up the ‘Desalination Facility for the Gaza Strip’ scheme.

According to Palestinian News Agency, Wafa, Mazen Ghneim, head of Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), made the announcement during the opening of an international conference on the water desalination in the Gaza Strip.

He said PWA had completed a “large part of the plan” for the scheme, which consists of three [
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UK pledges $12m to build water plant in Gaza Strip, Palestine – Gaza2019-05-03T10:48:28+02:00

Gaza’s energy pioneer keeps Palestinian lights on with affordable solar – Gaza

Having no extra money to take a taxi or ride a bus has never stopped Samar from getting her child to the hospital – it was a matter of keeping her son alive.

Walking under Gaza’s blaring sun or having to contend with stormy weather was just what she had to do. 

Because of a lung condition, Samar’s son, aged nine, had to undergo daily oxygen treatments. Doing them at home was risky, as the electricity was too unreliable to trust it with a [
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Gaza’s energy pioneer keeps Palestinian lights on with affordable solar – Gaza2019-04-23T00:43:24+02:00

Searching for clean water in Gaza – Gaza

There is no simple narrative about water and sanitation in the State of Palestine. It’s one about Gaza, the West Bank, and multiple contexts within each. But for a child – or a family — it’s access to safe water and sanitation that ultimately matters.

That’s why, after three years working in the State of Palestine, I wanted to reflect on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) story and what UNICEF and partners are doing within the complex challenges.

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Searching for clean water in Gaza – Gaza2019-01-11T05:08:21+01:00

EU builds photovoltaic energy field to power Southern Gaza Desalination Plant.-Gaza

The EU has completed the construction of the biggest photovoltaic energy field in Gaza, Palestine, which will fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant.

The Southern Gaza Desalination Plant was funded by the EU and currently provides safe, clean drinking water for 75,000 inhabitants of Gaza.

Now powered by the new photovoltaic energy field, and the external investments it is expected to generate, the plant could provide water for more than 250,000 people in Gaza by 2020.

 

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EU builds photovoltaic energy field to power Southern Gaza Desalination Plant.-Gaza2018-08-03T11:15:52+02:00
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