Osamah Abu Al-Rub with his family on their farm in Jenin Governorate, West Bank. With assistance from USAID’s Compete Project, Al-Rub now utilizes a computerized system that regulates water and fertilizer levels  — leading to a significant increase in his strawberry production since 2014.  Photo credit: Bobby Neptune Photography LLC

Improving Water Services for a More Water Secure Middle East

Home to 12 of the world’s 15 most water-scarce countries, the Middle East has struggled for decades with water insecurity and the resulting social and political tensions. As a key development partner, USAID’s substantial and sustained investments are helping to maintain stability, foster cooperation, and transform water and sanitation services in the region.

In May, I visited Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank and Gaza region for an up close look at our programs and the work being done to meet regional water needs to both maintain public health and produce food. It was impressive to see how these projects are supporting regional governments as they work to bring water and sanitation to marginalized populations. 

Click here to read the full article in USAID's Global Waters magazine

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