[act-ma] Thurs, May 5, Report back: Tapping into Water At the West Bank
pfsoto at mynas.com
Sat Apr 30 23:09:18 PDT 2016
Tufts graduate students will discuss their recent water quality
project in a Palestinian refugee camp.
7pm, May 5
574 Boston Ave
See Jessica Norris photography, Palestine:
* Jude Glaubman, Boston Alliance for Water Justice;
* Nidal Al-Azraq, Exec Director 1for3: http://1for3.org
Did you know?
In the West Bank, Israel severely restricts Palestinian access to water
by diverting water sources from Palestinian communities to Israeli
settlements and plantations. Palestinians are also forbidden from
digging wells without permits, which are rarely granted. Furthermore,
pumping from permitted wells is limited to shallow water, resulting in
higher rates of contamination.
In Gaza, up to 95% of water is estimated to be unfit for human
consumption. Israel destroyed many plants and water utilities during
Operation Cast Lead and water from Gaza’s aquifer is saline due to
over-abstraction and polluted due to sewage infiltration.
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