November 12, 2015 – On Our Doorstep – Water & Energy Crisis in Gaza

Haaretz peace conference

As part of the Haaretz Conference held on November 12, 2015, EcoPeace Middle East and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) held a high level panel on the water, sanitation and energy crisis in Gaza and its geopolitical implications.

The panel focused on the humanitarian crises facing 1.8 million Palestinians in Gaza, that if not urgently dealt with is likely to lead to a health, environment and security crises region wide.

Panelists included the World Bank’s West Bank and Gaza Country Director Steen Jorgensen; USAID’s West Bank and Gaza Mission Director Dave Harden; The World Health Organization’s Gaza sub office Representative Dr. Mahmoud Daher; Member of Knesset (Labor Party) Omer Bar Lev; and Head of the Middle East Studies Program at IDC Herziliya Prof. Shaul Mishal.

Gidon Bromberg, Israeli Director, EcoPeace Middle East, and Amb. (Ret) Dr. Oded Eran, Senior Research Fellow at the INSS, moderated the panel.

Click here for the press release of the side panel on the Gaza Crisis.

Click here for the full agenda of the Conference.