1 This agreement followed the previous Declaration of Principles of 1993, which established the Palestinian Water Administration Authority (PWA), and the GazaJericho Agreement of 1994, which stipulates that all water and sewage systems and resources in the Gaza and Jericho areas shall be operated, managed and developed by the PWA. Accordingly, the PWA committed to pay Mekorot Water Co (the Israeli water company) for the costs of water supplied and for the real expenses incurred in supplying water from Israel and to the PA.

2 Syria is approximately 80 per cent dependent upon other countries for its renewable water sources, as noted by Raphaeli (1998).

3 Those living on less than US$1 per day.

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