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Palestinian Water Authority Hosts Dissemination Session for GWL Programme Response Strategy

Palestinian Water Authority Hosts Dissemination Session for GWL Programme Response Strategy Ramallah, Palestine – March 26, 2024 – The Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) organized a pivotal workshop "Dissemination Session for the GWL Programme Response Strategy." This workshop, which comes within the framework of the "Global Water Leadership in a Changing Climate" program, marks a significant milestone following the official approval of the response strategy by the head of the PWA, Eng. Mazen Ghunaim last week. Led by the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-MED) and in collaboration with key stakeholders including the Environmental Quality Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority, and Ministry of Women Affairs, The dissemination session, held at the PWA office on March 26th, 2024, focused on presenting the comprehensive Response Strategy developed to address the challenges posed by climate change on integrated water resource management in Palestine, convened experts and representatives from various sectors. Eng. Nujoud Abdou, PWA, introduced the project providing insights into the roles and divisions of teams during the planning stages and conducted the opening remarks for the workshop, followed by Dr Ghazi Abu Rumman from GWP-MED who outlined the strategic objectives of the Response Strategy, emphasizing the collaborative efforts aimed at pioneering sustainable water management practices tailored to Palestine's unique socio-economic and environmental contexts, including the development of integrated planning tools and management systems for water resources based on climate change, During the session, Eng. Beesan O. Shunnar, Chair of the Institutional work group, her presentation shed light on the benefits, drawbacks, and challenges of Public-Private institutions Partnerships in the water sector, while Eng. Rehab Thaher, Chair of the Monitoring & Evaluation work group, discussed the development of an integrated performance management system for water resources management and the Implementation of approved SMART KPIs, and Eng. Ibtisam Abu Alhija, Chair of the Technical work group, presented the Action Plan Framework of the Group and discussed the social behaviour resistance and acceptance to and a lack of gender mainstreaming on the reuse of Treated Wastewater (TWW). Following the presentations, experts engaged in discussions on crucial tools enabling institutions to implement the strategic plan, including the importance of spreading awareness among end-users of water and addressing political instability's impact on the water sector. This workshop signifies a proactive step towards achieving water security and resilience in Palestine amidst a changing climate. The workshop was conducted under the Terms of Reference launched by GWP-MED, aiming to mitigate climate change impacts on water resources through collaborative efforts and strategic planning among stakeholders in Palestine.

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