Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in Northern Gaza

Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in Northern Gaza

Developing a low-carbon water management scheme and increasing water availability for sustainable agriculture.

The water level of the coastal aquifer in Gaza, the region’s only freshwater resource, is declining rapidly, resulting in the intrusion of seawater. Agricultural inefficiencies lead to the overuse of water and high evaporation.

This project creates a closed cycle of reusing treated wastewater for irrigated agriculture. This multiplier effect will alleviate pressure on the coastal aquifer and improve the climate resilience of local populations. It will also enhance the institutional and operational capabilities for integrated water management.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


25 Nov 2017 - 720 days

Concept note received

25 Nov 2017

Funding proposal received

25 Jun 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

08 Aug 2019

Cleared by iTAP

22 Oct 2019


14 Nov 2019 - 272 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

20 Nov 2019

FAA executed

03 Dec 2019

Under implementation


01 Jan 2024

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 27,893,861


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 15,294,117
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 9,411,764

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
Phone +82 10 4458 7751
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155
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Accredited Entity

Agence Française de Developpement

Mr. Timothée Ourbak
Climate Finance Expert
AFD, 5 rue Roland Barthes, Paris, France
Phone +33 1 5344 6356
Ms. Estelle Mercier
Climate Finance Expert

National Designated Authority

State of Palestine

Environment Quality Authority

Her Excellency Eng. Adalah Attereh
Hay Asharafa, Al Bireh, Ramallah, State of Palestine
Phone +009 72 2 2403498
Phone +009 72 59 9671005

News + Stories

Improving farmers’ climate resilience and water use efficiency

03 Dec 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed today a funding agreement with the French Development Agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), to finance the Water Banking and Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change project in Northern Gaza.