Nader Khatib

Residence
Bethlehem
Place of birth
Bethlehem
Year of Birth
1960
Profession
Water Engineer
Organization
Water and Environmental Development Organization, Friends of the Earth Middle East
Languages spoken
Arabic, English, basic Hebrew
Date of Interview
08/2006

Interviewer
Joline Makhlouf

"The daily deterioration of the environment is what drives our work. Environmental issues can't be put off until a regional understanding and a peace agreement are reached. Widespread pollution is still taking place in many areas, and in a few years the land we have been fighting over for hundreds of years will become inhospitable."

Nader Khatib's work focuses on the protection of natural resources as a basis for prosperity and stability in the Middle East.  An emphasis of his work is the scarce resource of clean water, the preservation of which requires the cooperation of Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian authorities.