ATHENS, Greece – Efforts continue to develop desperately needed water infrastructure in Gaza yet recent data shows that the wider engineering works could eventually lead to 24,000 lorriesdelivering goods to the site.
Speaking at the European Desalination Society (EDS) event – Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy – held in Athens, Alsheikh told delegates that the continued over abstraction of water due to unavailability of other water sources has meant “the water table is dropping all the time”.
Alessandro Podda, project director and construction manager for the Italian company Lotti Ingegneria SpA said future challenges could include, among others, the “outbreak of renewed conflict” as well as “the worsening condition of groundwater resources”.
正在进行的海水淡化开发is part of the wider Gaza Sustainable Water Supply Program (GSWSP), which includes goals to increase fresh water supply by providing 150,000 m3/day.
上ce finished, the plan is to use existing and proposed reservoirs to blend water from the completed desalination plants, together with groundwater and the 54,800 m3/day expected to be supplied in the near future from Israel.
上e of the longer-term plans is to reduce the levels of non-revenue water over the Gaza strip to reach 20% per year by 2030. Interim targets include 31% by 2020 and 25% by 2025. Currently the NRW rate is estimated at 39%.
对于废水的开发，目前的估计显示，100,000 M3 /天的原始污水或治疗不良的流出物被排入大海。
To help overcome this challenge, a modern $75 million wastewater treatment plant was recently commissioned in North Gaza. Here’s a video from the World Bank which more information on the project: ‘Delivering Life-Saving Sanitation Services in Gaza’:
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