33. Improve Water and Wastewater Infrastructure in the West Bank

While recent developments indicate a greater focus by Israel, the PA, and the international community on addressing chronic shortages in water and wastewater services in the West Bank, cross-border wastewater cooperation faces serious obstacles, and there is a funding gap of some $600 million to advance 21 wastewater projects, 23 water wells and four major bulk water connection points. Israel and the PA should continue expediting the implementation of water and wastewater projects, and the US and international community should close the funding gap.