Environmental Club Organizes Exhibition and Seminar on International Water Disputes

part of its 2012 activities, the Environmental Club at the Institute of
Environmental and Water Studies at BZU, in collaboration with the Spanish Agency for
International Development Cooperation (APY), organized an exhibition from 6-7
February 2012. The exhibition was held under the title: "International Water
Disputes,” which included short documentary film screenings and distribution of
leaflets on the status of water conflicts in Palestine and other parts of the





exhibition sought to expose Israeli violations against Palestinian natural
water resources as part of Israeli human rights violations. It also highlighted
the water situation in other regions of the world, which suffer from water
problems and shortages, which lead to disputes between countries.


On 7 February
2012, Director of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights and Democracy at An-Najah
University, Dr. Anna Saunders, delivered a lecture on international
humanitarian law, which stipulates the respect and protection of water rights of
civilians in cases of war and occupation. She stated that the Israeli
occupation violates these rights on daily bases.


activities are part of the Tempus project[i] while the Environmental Club is one of its outputs.