Project Acronym: CONAWAT 

Project Summary


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents Palestine with a unique set of circumstances for water management. Understanding how the intersection of different geopolitical processes and other contextual factors impacts the feasibility of water management approaches in both the West Bank and Gaza is indispensable to improve the current status of the water sector. The project bridges this gap by creating insights from an in-depth examination of two recent projects that are being implemented in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The research also focused on developing a better understanding of the impact of the Israeli occupation on water management in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. 

Research Objectives


The interactions of various impacts of the Israeli occupation with struggles inherent in the Palestinian political system form a unique set of geopolitical circumstances, in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, each with its obstacles to water management. This research objected to understand the effect of these contextual political factors on the implementation of small-scale, local-level water management projects,  and to identify coping mechanisms that reflect on the realities of the local context. In doing so, it built on previous research funded under PADUCO-1 on the influence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and internal political instability on water governance on the national scale. 

Project Team


Name                                 : Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir

University                           : Al-Quds University

Email                                 : jhassan@staff.alquds.edu

Name                                : Dr. Mazen Abualtayef 

University                          : Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) 

Email                                : mabualtayef@iugaza.edu.ps

Name                                : Dr. Gül Özerol 

University                          : University of Twente (UT) 

Email                                : g.ozerol@utwente.nl

Name                               : Vincenzo Paladino 

Organization                    : GVC WeWorld 

Email                               : wash.coord.opt@gvc-italia.org

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Small Research Project (SRP)

Research Summary : 

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict presents Palestine with a unique set of circumstances for water management. Understanding how the intersection of different geopolitical processes and other contextual factors impacts the feasibility of water management approaches in both the West Bank and Gaza is indispensable to improve the current status of the water sector. The project bridged this gap by creating insights from an in-depth examination of two recent projects that are being implemented in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.