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2015

Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants (RWWTP) Palestine

Palestine

Titre : Photo Voltaic Solar System for the Rafah Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plants (RWWTP) Palestine

Pays : Palestine

Durée : May 2015 — December 2022

Présentation
The unsustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in the Gaza Strip has been exacerbated by the longstanding blockade and the 2014 hostilities. Wastewater and sewage treatment plants lack the appropriate infrastructure to respond to population growth in the Gaza Strip. According to the United Nations “Gaza in 2020 : A livable Place ?” report, some 90,000 CM of raw or partially treated sewage is being discharged daily into the Mediterranean Sea (almost 33 MCM per year). This is causing pollution and creating public health hazards, especially for swimmers during summer. Thus, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are in dire need of sustainable WASH solutions.

With generous support from the Government of Japan, the “Rafah Waste Water Treatment Plant and Reuse Plants Photo Voltaic Solar System” project aims at protecting public health and improving the wellbeing of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip.

The intervention is twofold. First, an additional 100 KWp. were installed in the Rafah WWTP in order to efficiently operate the plant. With full capacity to treat wastewater up to the required standard for post treatment, the plant will also produce adequate irrigation water quality. Secondly, another 100 KWp will be installed to operate the pumping station to transfer treated water for the targeted farming areas for irrigation purposes.

Prior to the project, 14,000 CM of untreated wastewater were dumped into the sea causing public health and environmental hazards for the fishing industry. The project will contribute to more sustainable and integrated water management in the Gaza Strip by supporting the reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation in the Rafah Governorate.

Partenaires : Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU), Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority (PENRA)

Organisme mise en œuvre : United Nations Development Programme

Financement : Government Of Japan Islamic Relief Canada
Budget : $1,791,812

Présentation : PNUD

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