November 13-14, 2013 – Good Water Neighbors Annual Regional Conference

regional mayors conference, Herziliya

EcoPeace’s annual “Good Water Neighbors” (GWN) conference, held this year on the occasion of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, brought together more than 300 Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian political officials, municipal representatives, water experts, local residents and civil society representatives in Herzliya, Israel, on November 13-14, 2013.

Against the background of the renewed Israeli / Palestinian peace talks, the conference was designed to highlight the urgency and opportunities for all sides of addressing the unresolved cross-border water and sanitation issues.

Conference panels gave stage to high officials from Israel, the PA and Jordan as well as representatives of the international community. A live video link up between the GWN conference in Tel Aviv and The Hague Institute for Global Justice conference also being held on the occasion of the UN International Year of Water Cooperation in The Hague, Netherlands closed the 2nd day of the conference.

EcoPeace staff also gave updates on advances made on last year’s selection of concrete cross border projects called ‘Priority Projects’ and following community level participation released a new publication that details a new set of target water and sanitation priority projects.

Click here for the Agenda of the conference

Click below for the “Priority Projects” presentations:

2012 updates Israel, Palestine, Jordan
2013 new projects Israel
2013 new projects Palestine (Yatta, Auja) / (West Bethlehem, Fasayel)
2013 new projects Jordan

Read more in our blog about the GWN conference

Click here for photos of the conference

Click here for the Media Release that was distributed after the conference


The GWN project is funded by USAID’s Conflict Management and Mitigation program, the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), EU’s Partnership for Peace program and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).