Studies and researches have been conducted all over the world in order to assess the impact of using treated wastewater for supplementary irrigation for rainfed agriculture.
This thesis aims to assess the impacts of using treated wastewater on rainfed agriculture.
Jenin has been chosen as the study site, since it is one of largest agricultural area in West Bank. Contributes with about 16.2% of the agricultural production in the Palestinian market.
Due to the water shortage in Jericho city and extremely depending on fresh water and some private wells for irrigation, reuse of treated wastewater and bio-solids should be encouraged in order to save the main source of drinking water and to improve the quality of crops, since some farmers use private wells for irrigation which the quality is deteriorated and has a notable effects on productivity.
Groundwater is considered as the main source of water supply for drinking, irrigation and municipal uses in Palestine. Recent publications revealed that most of groundwater wells in the Gaza Strip are contaminated with high nitrate concentrations, and unfit for potable and agricultural uses.