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|Title||Water Demand Management in Gaza City|
Access to sufficient amount of water is still one of the main challenges facing the Palestinian people in theGazacity in addition to water quality problems. Nowadays, it is becoming clear that developing new water sources will not be enough to meet these challenges; it must be coupled with wiser use of existing stocks of water through water demand management measures, water reuse and maintenance of water quality. In reality water demand inGazacity exceeds water supply, therefore the water deficit is continually increasing, based on these facts, water institutions needs to adopt water demand programs, for efficient use of water. This research focuses on creating, and establishing a framework of water demand management inGazacity under the existing situation and pointed to the importance of water demand management instruments in conserving water through effective use of water. Surveys were conducted through distribution of well designed questionnaires for all water related institutions, moreover, interviews with official people were held in different water institutions withinGazacity. This research is dealing with the study of existing water situation related to water demand management inGazacity, there are many deficiencies and obstacles related to implementation water demand measures. The practical intended results for this research are as follow: Identify the main tools that influenced the water demand management inGazacity which can be implemented to control the demand. Develop an approach for managing the demand inGazacity that can be used as a guideline for any future program for water demand management. Furthermore, the study provides several recommendations such as, establishing water demand management unit, developing effective water monitoring and establishing data bank center.
|Publisher||the islamic university|
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