[act-ma] Thurs, May 5, Report back: Tapping into Water At the West Bank

pf soto 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
Rm 401
574 Boston Ave
Medford, MA

See Jessica Norris photography, Palestine: 

      Also featuring:

  * 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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