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Project Policy Guidelines for Wastewater Management in the Gaza Strip

- The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with very limited natural resources.  Groundwater resources in this area are over-exploited. 
- In order to alleviate this problem, a long-term strategy for developing and supporting renewable water resources is essential.  Current wastewater collection and treatment facilities are inadequate and capital investment is required to upgrade the infrastructure system in order to produce re-usable wastewater.

Project number LIFE99 TCY/GA/141
Acronym LIFE
Geographical coverage Gaza strip & West Bank
Budget (in €) 452700
Programme LIFE
Objectives - The objective of the project is to develop and establish realistic and achievable standards through a logical process of research measures.
- Activities include the assimilation of existing data, training of staff, the establishment of standards and the dissemination of information.
German and Moroccan experts, who will work together during the various phases of the project implementation, have extensive experience in the field of wastewater management.   
- The methodology and procedures are based on an innovative approach which could potentially be re-used in other countries of the region.

Results - The primary anticipated result is the production of wastewater effluent quality standards that can be applied to future donor-funded sewage treatment plant projects in the Gaza Strip, obviating the need for time-consuming and expensive individual pre-design studies. 
- The project will make a significant contribution to the effective implementation of a long-term water re-use strategy in the Gaza Strip.
Period [01/04/2000 - 30/06/2002]


  • The Islamic University, Gaza
    Coordinator acts as project coordinator
    Country Gaza strip & West Bank
    Contact Mr AFIFI Samir,
    Position: Coordinator
    Phone/fax: +970 8 2863554, +970 8 2863552

Funding sources

  • European Commission
    Source EC LIFE
    Programme LIFE
    Funding rate 70