Water scenarios in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

Thirst, hunger and disease

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper examines the interacting problems which govern poor access to quality drinking water, as well as the related problems of solid waste treatment and recycling. The need for a stable political resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict is paramount. Although long-term solutions to the crisis require a regional political solution, there are several local activities that can reduce the degradation of water supplies and larger eco-systems. These include desalination of seawater and brackish water, water import and domestic water filtration units. The big problem is to allow the groundwater aquifer to recharge over time. Other problems - all caused by the unresolved conflict - are unemployment, land degradation, agriculture limitation, smuggling of pesticides and fertilisers, absence of monitoring and licensing, and the collapse of the political system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-493
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Studies
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

hunger
Palestine
Water filtration
smuggling
scenario
Disease
Degradation
water
Waste treatment
political system
land degradation
waste treatment
Solid wastes
Desalination
Fertilizers
Pesticides
brackish water
Aquifers
Seawater
unemployment

Keywords

  • Future scenarios
  • Gaza
  • Political conflicts
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology

Cite this

Water scenarios in the Gaza Strip, Palestine : Thirst, hunger and disease. / Shomar, Basem.

In: International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 68, No. 4, 01.08.2011, p. 477-493.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{cfdc573454464d238d98e5620aab5b95,
title = "Water scenarios in the Gaza Strip, Palestine: Thirst, hunger and disease",
abstract = "This paper examines the interacting problems which govern poor access to quality drinking water, as well as the related problems of solid waste treatment and recycling. The need for a stable political resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict is paramount. Although long-term solutions to the crisis require a regional political solution, there are several local activities that can reduce the degradation of water supplies and larger eco-systems. These include desalination of seawater and brackish water, water import and domestic water filtration units. The big problem is to allow the groundwater aquifer to recharge over time. Other problems - all caused by the unresolved conflict - are unemployment, land degradation, agriculture limitation, smuggling of pesticides and fertilisers, absence of monitoring and licensing, and the collapse of the political system.",
keywords = "Future scenarios, Gaza, Political conflicts, Water",
author = "Basem Shomar",
year = "2011",
month = "8",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/00207233.2011.582724",
language = "English",
volume = "68",
pages = "477--493",
journal = "International Journal of Environmental Studies",
issn = "0020-7233",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis Ltd.",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Water scenarios in the Gaza Strip, Palestine

T2 - Thirst, hunger and disease

AU - Shomar, Basem

PY - 2011/8/1

Y1 - 2011/8/1

N2 - This paper examines the interacting problems which govern poor access to quality drinking water, as well as the related problems of solid waste treatment and recycling. The need for a stable political resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict is paramount. Although long-term solutions to the crisis require a regional political solution, there are several local activities that can reduce the degradation of water supplies and larger eco-systems. These include desalination of seawater and brackish water, water import and domestic water filtration units. The big problem is to allow the groundwater aquifer to recharge over time. Other problems - all caused by the unresolved conflict - are unemployment, land degradation, agriculture limitation, smuggling of pesticides and fertilisers, absence of monitoring and licensing, and the collapse of the political system.

AB - This paper examines the interacting problems which govern poor access to quality drinking water, as well as the related problems of solid waste treatment and recycling. The need for a stable political resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict is paramount. Although long-term solutions to the crisis require a regional political solution, there are several local activities that can reduce the degradation of water supplies and larger eco-systems. These include desalination of seawater and brackish water, water import and domestic water filtration units. The big problem is to allow the groundwater aquifer to recharge over time. Other problems - all caused by the unresolved conflict - are unemployment, land degradation, agriculture limitation, smuggling of pesticides and fertilisers, absence of monitoring and licensing, and the collapse of the political system.

KW - Future scenarios

KW - Gaza

KW - Political conflicts

KW - Water

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=80052536938&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=80052536938&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00207233.2011.582724

DO - 10.1080/00207233.2011.582724

M3 - Article

VL - 68

SP - 477

EP - 493

JO - International Journal of Environmental Studies

JF - International Journal of Environmental Studies

SN - 0020-7233

IS - 4

ER -