Gabriella Maimon

Gabriella Maimon is an activist, animal lover, avid crocheter and all around  Earth-lover. She is currently a senior at Hunter College, where she is receiving her BA in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Policy and Management. Gabriella is also minoring in Public Policy at the Roosevelt Institute for Public Policy at Hunter College. Her passions lie within the intersect of of faith and the environment and their potential role in political action. In the summer of 2014 Gabriella worked as an intern at the at the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in Jerusalem, Israel.  While there she worked on establishing connections with religious institutions in both Israel and the US. Gabriella hopes to do further research on the correlation between water management and policy and peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.

Contact her via email:  maimon.gabriella (at) gmail.com

Freshwater Pollution in Israel-Palestine and Policy A case-study on the correlation between water politics, water management and freshwater pollution in Israel-Palestine

Abstract

This case study examines the correlation between freshwater water pollution in Israel and Palestine and water legislation & water management. This legislation is both domestic (Oslo Accords) and international (Hague Convention). The Oslo II Accords, signed in 1995 model as the prevailing doctrine of water management between Israelis and Palestinians. It has served as the focus of this report for this reason. An in-depth literature review from both the Palestinian Authority and the Government of the State of Israel will act as the primary sources of information. This paper makes note of where there is polluted water, how this water became polluted, why is it polluted and how it can be rehabilitated. The implications of such research will be useful in the political arena and for further policy-making in the region as great changes are needed to further political cooperation.

Key words: Israel, Palestine, water management, water policy, Oslo Accords, desalination, water

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