Water in the Holy Land

Sunday, February 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Meadowbrook room 23

Dead Sea - erosion gully

The Seattle Chapter of Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and UUC’s Climate Action Team are co-sponsoring this presentation which will include a discussion of why the primary water features such as a Jordan River and the Dead Sea exist and how they have been appropriated since biblical times to the present.

Dr. Hank Landau, a civil and environmental engineer who has studied water in Israel/Palestine for more than 10 years, will focus on climate hydrogeology, constructed water works and water law.

Susan Koppelman (they/them) lived in Palestine from 2006 – 2012 and worked with LifeSource, a Palestinian-led water resources organization. They will discuss the allocation and conflict over water between Palestinians and Israelis: how Israel is interfering with Palestinians’ basic water development and safe supply of water, how allocation unfairly impacts Palestinians, how allocation has changed since creation of Israel, and why the water situation in Gaza is critical.