Erdan, PA agree sides must increase water cooperation

14.12.2011                      18.Kislev. 5772

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Erdan, PA agree sides must increase water cooperation

Environmental protection minister: Negotiations must occur on basis of "need" instead of "rights."

While clashing on most issues fundamental to the Israeli-Palestinian water crisis, Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan and Palestinian Water Minister Dr. Shaddad Attili agreed that today’s operations must change and that cooperation between the two entities must grow stronger, at a conference in Ashdod on Tuesday.
Since the Oslo Interim Agreement of 1995, the Joint Water Committee has served as the body responsible for allocating water to the Palestinians and managing the treatment of West Bank sewage….