29 July
Type of event: 
Denying Life: The Annexation of Palestinian Water
Organizing office: 
IPS Washington
In partnership with: 
PARC - Palestinian American Research Center
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
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About the event: 

Access to water is crucial for agriculture and sanitation. Without it, a community can quickly be destroyed. Water is life.

As the occupying force, Israel controls water resources, denying them to Palestinians. The annexation of water threatens Palestinian health, culture and survival.

The Institute for Palestine Studies and the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) invite you to attend a webinar on this subject. Our panel of speakers will discuss the implications of what the loss of water means for Palestine.

The event will be live-streamed on this page as well as IPS' Facebook page.

About the speakers: 

Dr. Muna Dajani (moderator): holds a PhD in Geography and Environment from the London School of Economics. Her research examines water struggles in agricultural communities and the linkages with politics of belonging and recognition. She has contributed to numerous studies on the hydropolitics of the Jordan and Yarmouk River Basins. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Lancaster Environment Centre.

Dr. Abdelrahman Al Tamimi: is an assistant professor Strategic Planning and Future Studies at the Arab American University and a part-time lecturer at the Institute of Sustainable Development at Al Quds University. He has extensive experience in the field of water resource management, water governance, water policy, institutional building and reform, and water resource planning. He is the author of the book “Water Privatization and Regional Political Agenda”, and co-author of the report “Mediterranean challenges  2030.”

Dr. Stephen P. Gasteyer: is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University. His research focuses on community development, environmental justice, and the political ecology of landscape change. Recent research has addressed community approaches to food, water and sanitation access and water quality protection; settler colonialism, land grabs, technology, and modes of resistance; and environmental equity, service delivery, and the response to COVID-19.

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