Selected Indicators for Water Statistics in Palestine (1), 2009 2015

 

Unit : million m3

Year

Indicator

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

315.2

331.1

323.9

349.2

365.7

342.7

365.3

Annual Available Water Quantity(2)

227.2

244.0

245.5

253.3

262.9

246.3

250.5

Annual Pumped Quantity from Groundwater Wells(3)

30.6

26.8

21.4

39.3

39.5

28.2

40.7

Annual Discharge of Springs Water(4)

-

-

-

-

-

4.7

3.9

Desliniated Drinking Water (5)

57.4

60.3

57.0

56.6

63.3

63.5

70.2

Annual Quantity of Water Purchased from Israeli Water Company (Mekorot)(6)


(1) Data exclude that part of Jerusalem, which was annexed forcefully by Israel following it's occupation of the West Bank in 1967.

(2) This includes the unsafe pumping from the coastal aquifer in the Gaza Strip (and does not include the abstraction of the unlicensed wells in Gaza), of which the safe pumping and the basin sustainable yield do not exceed 50-60 million m3 from the abstracted 198.6 million m3. About 100 million m3 is sea water from return flow (sea Water intrusion). More than 90% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer does not satisfy the water quality standards of the World Health Organization.

(3) This does not include abstraction from unlicensed wells.

(4)This does not include Fashkha springs group for the years (2011-2015).

(5) Desalinated water plants owned by private sector, suplied people with bottled desalinated drinking water

(6) This includes 4.4 million m3 supplied for agricultural use in Tubas governorate in 2015.

(-) Nill

Source: Palestinian Water Authority, 2016. Water Information System. Ramallah - Palestine.