Water and Sanitation
The semi-arid Middle East suffers from a chronic lack of water caused by climate change, drought, growing cities, over-consumption, waste and pollution. Pollution caused by raw sewage and rising seawater infiltration makes 90 percent of Gaza’s water unfit for human consumption. Nearly 10% of Palestinian communities in the West Bank remain without access to piped potable water systems.
ANERA expands access to clean water
For nearly four decades, water access and sewage management have been at the heart of ANERA’s programs across the Middle East. Our engineers know the range and scope of the problems their communities face and have the expertise to fix them.
With funding from the US and other governments, we erect reservoirs, repair and expand water networks, renovate water sewage systems, repair hospitals and clinics, install clean toilets in preschools.
Water and Sanitation Stories
Sustainable agriculture projects like wastewater treatment and home gardens help families become self-sufficient.
“No words can describe the excitement of having water in my house!” exclaims Sabah Shabat, a grandmother of five.
Agricultural projects that ANERA developed in the 1980s are successful endeavors today.
Water is a critical yet diminishing resource in the Middle East, and that poses serious challenges for the region’s farming community.