The Need

The amount of water available per person in the Middle East is the lowest in the world. Water shortages intensify as populations continue to grow and infrastructure remains inadequate.

Schools and children within this region are particularly impacted. A reliable supply of water is critical for flushing toilets, washing hands, and keeping restrooms clean. A lack of water leads to hygiene and sanitation issues for these children, and in some cases, restroom and school closures.

Rainwater harvesting and conservation offer a partial solution for water scarcity in this region and could make a real difference in the quality of life and learning for these students.



WRAP has analyzed rainfall trends in Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank, as captured in our 2013 report.  The report highlights the importance of water conservation and use of simple, low-cost technologies for easing demand by way of rainwater harvesting systems.

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