Groundwater is the only source of drinking in the Gaza Strip. The
population of the area is estimated to be 1,000,000 people in 1997. They
live in an area of 360 square km.
Groundwater crisis in Gaza includes two major folds: shortage and
Nitrate is the major contaminant of water in Gaza Strip. Very few wells
are reported to be nitrate free. More than 80% of the wells which are
used for domestic purposes were reported to be of high pollution risk. In
some areas e.g. Khanyounis city in the south of the strip, nitrate
showed very high concentarion (600 ppm).
Advices and suggestions to solve the problem are very much welcomed:
Thanks in advance:
Dr Mohammad Al-Agha
Dept of Environment and Earth Sceince
Gaza, PO Box 108