Water Justice NGOs, Agencies, & Projects

Al-Haq is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, West Bank. Established in 1979 to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, the organization has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is a leading development organization improving the lives of Palestinian refugees and poor families in Gaza, the West Bank, and Lebanon. Read their water and sanitation reports.

Environment and Climate in the Middle East provides news, conferences, policy discussions, and academic publications on environmental issues and climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean.

OCHA (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) mobilizes and coordinates humanitarian action to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies, advocates for the rights of people in need, promotes preparedness and prevention, and facilitates sustainable solutions. See “The Humanitarian Impact of the Takeover of Palestinian Water Springs by Israeli Settlers” (PDF).

OHCHR, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity and has a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. See the report of the independent international fact-finding mission (PDF) to investigate the implications of the Israeli settlements on the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including East Jerusalem (2012).

Palestinian Hydrology Group is the largest Palestinian NGO working to improve access to water and sanitation services, and to monitor pollution and climate change in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Stop the Wall is a grassroots movement uniting the struggle of the popular committees in Palestinian villages, refugee camps, and cities struggling against the Wall and the settlements, and supporting the efforts of Palestinian civil society. See announcement on World Water Day 2016.

Water Alternatives is an interdisciplinary journal on water, politics, and development.

Waternet focuses on the challenge of politics and policies with regard to development and potential conflict in water-scarce environments in the Middle East.

Who Profits? See “Mekorot’s Involvement in the Israeli Occupation” (2013).

The World Bank Palestinian Territories Office has reported on the restrictions (PDF) on Palestinian water-sector development.

World Council of Churches Seven Weeks of Water Lenten Campaign (2016) focuses on water justice in Palestine in 2016. Read reflections from seven voices.