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Call for Tenders

PHG, in a consortium with three other NGOs (UAWC, LRC, and ESDC), is involved in a project with funding by the Government of Netherlands for "land and water resource management for agricultural development in the West Bank", part of this project involves the organizational development of the 4 partners.

There is a call for tenders for consultants with expertise in organizational development.  For more details see the attached pdf. 

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Water Watch Fall 2013

The debut issue of PHG's tri-yearly newsletter featuring updates on PHG's ongoing and new activities, success stories, and a feature on 20 years of Oslo....more

Hebron Water Crisis: Problems and Solutions

The Palestinian Water Training Institute (PWTI) and Palestinian Hydrology Group Hebron Branch, in cooperation with the West Bank Water Department, organized a workshop entitled “Hebron Water Crisis: Problems and Solutions.” The workshop was held on April 18, 2011 in Hebron....more

Improve the Standard of Living

The Palestinian Hydrology Group carried out a program entitled “Improve the Standard of Living” from 2010-2011. The program is funded by the Holland Consulate and is under the management of the Agricultural Development Association. In partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and a number of NGOs, they implemented two “integrated irrigation projects” for the farmers in the village of Beit Hassan, and one project for farmers in the village of Nasiriyah in the Jordan Valley Central/Nablus area....more

Water resources development

Construction works have been completed in Ein Eshakhariq and Ein Etteineh springs within the framework of an Oxfam Quebec- funded project that aims to support farmers in Deir Ammar and Jammala villages entitled: “Improving Socio-Economic conditions of farmers of Deir Ammar and Jammala Villages”....more

Solar energy supply for Bani Zaid Water Conservation Center

In a project extending between March 2010 and March 2011 funded through the Small Grants Program/Global Environmental Facility (SGP/GEF/UNDP) the Bani Zaid Water Conservation Center will be powered using a ...more

 Water in the Final Status Negotiations
 

The Oslo Accords classified the Final Status Negotiations issues into: Jerusalem, Security and Refugees, Land, Borders, and Water. Since the Madrid Conference discussions related to water are practically the only dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians due to its intrinsic essence for daily life. Palestinians have had to negotiate every detail including technical information flow from Palestinians to Israelis through the Joint Water Committee and the relevant technical committees.

In the dawn of direct negotiations, despite reservations on the conditions under which the negotiations will be initiated of fragmented Palestinian positions, the general atmosphere will fall under a different context than that of Oslo due to the presence of Palestinian institutions that should have the ability to build a strategy from its experience under more than a decade of previous agreements. The Palestinian starting point in negotiations should not be from assessing intentions but from defining a strategy that is binding and testing the extent of seriousness of the counterpart. In other words the starting point is that we negotiate what we want not what is offered.

From here, we believe that negotiations be held within the following framework: