Nader Khatib
Water Engineer
"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."


Lives in: Bethlehem Was born in: Bethlehem Year of birth: 1960 Identity: Palestinian, West Bank/Gaza/E. Jerusalem Type of work: Environment Website: Friends of the Earth Middle East Water and Environmental Development Organization Works at Water and Environmental Development Organization, Friends of the Earth Middle East Interviewer Joline Makhlouf Date of Interview 2006

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.