Increasing Water Security in Gaza through Seawater Desalination


The Seawater Desalination Plant project was established in response to the impending collapse of Gaza’s groundwater aquifer, the only natural fresh water source available. The aquifer is affected by prolonged drought, seawater intrusion, sewage and fertiliser infiltration. A significant proportion of the plants high energy demand is now being met by solar energy, reducing its dependency on limited and unreliable power from the national grid system and fossil fuels.

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