Reuse Treated Wastewater Nablus
In water-scarce regions, one answer to climate change and changing rainfall patterns has to be more efficient water use or the use of alternative sources of water. GFA presently has been implementing the KfW-funded Wastewater Reuse project in Nablus, Occupied Palestinian Territories since 2019. Complying with national and international standards, wastewater from Nablus City is treated in a modern wastewater treatment plant so that it can be utilized for irrigation in agriculture. The project encourages farmers to engage in more intensive, irrigation-based farming and to grow high-value crops that generate a higher income than traditional products such as olive trees. Water efficient and water saving irrigation techniques such as drip and sub-surface irrigation will be introduced to reduce evaporation and water losses by 2022. By using recycled water, farmers will become independent of climate change impacts and have an opportunity to better plan production and revenues.