Environmental fragility combined with man made factors associated with political conflict has created climate change vulnerability in the Gaza Strip (Gaza), which is the term used to describe the environmental effects that place people or systems in harms way.
At present, the Palestinian people who live in Gaza are under the impact of critical water shortage. This paper examines the political context and the environmental factors that have facilitated a water crisis in the Gaza Strip.
It also assays the complexity of the cross relations between politics and environment and their role in creating an unsustainable water situation in Gaza. Results and recommendations include the following:
laying the foundation of dealing with the climate change problem in Gaza Strip should start with building the capacity of PA and gaining the cooperation with the local community
the proposed no-regret and low regret strategies can be carried out by the local community in de-centralize management and the involvement of the local investors
the de-centralize monitoring and management of water authority might be an option for the community who lives under the restrictions of the Israeli occupation