Thirsty Cities In War

Gaza Two

Written By: Giorgio Nembrini
The Gaza strip: the state of the water supply after the 2008 – 2009 war (June 2010)In this paper we try to analyze the impact of the “Cast lead” war on the water supply of the Gaza strip using data gathered from the CMWU during the 2009 year. The evolution of the water quality is also analyzed by comparing data collected in 2004 with those obtained recently, bearing in mind that damage to waste water conveying pipelines has been important but also taking into account new developments in the waste water treatment infrastructure, implemented before the onset of the war and partially completed during 2009 and beginning of 2010.  The evolution of the salt water intrusion into the aquifer is also discussed, in relation to the ongoing over-pumping and of the poor recharge. Gaza-2010-The-state-of-the-water-supply-187x300

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