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ImageWithin the semi-arid regions of Palestine and Israel, the issues of access to water and water conservation are hotly contested.  Is access to water resources a fundamental human right?  What steps can we take to ensure equal access and responsible management of water resources? 

The issue of access to water is yet another example of the complexity of environmental problems within the occupied Palestinian territories.  Some Palestinian towns and cities go up to three weeks without receiving more than one hour's worth of running water; the Aida refugee camp in the Bethlehem area has gone for more than one month without any water at all.  The drought brought on by the severe lack of rain this year has made the issue of access to water all the more pressing.  For this reason, the EEC's work to promote awareness about water conservation and the effects of global climate change on local water systems has taken on even greater significance.

Check out this article to learn more about water issues in Palestine:
Occupied Water …Thirsty People by Fadia Daibes-Murad