Project profile — Good Water Neighbors


EcoPeace Middle East
2022-03-24 - 2024-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Middle East, regional (100.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to encourage young leaders to become more knowledgeable about the transboundary nature of water scarcity and how the lack of coordinated water resource management threatens the livelihoods and national security interests of Israelis and Palestinians and the stability of the region as a whole. The project contributes to building trust and expertise to address the core issue of water management in a future peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinians. Project activities include: (1) focusing on national stakeholder events and site visits impact of water and climate crisis on local people and communities; (2) developing new models and analysis of a water-forward approach; (3) providing regional conferences and trainings for stakeholders; (4) providing training for educators and youth on water diplomacy; and (5) providing joint trainings for Israelis and Palestinians on water issues.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) increased political willingness among Palestinian and Israeli national leadership and international stakeholders to support a water-first approach and discussions on a new water agreement; and (2) increased social engagement by young Palestinians and Israelis in support of new water arrangements and solutions.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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