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News Dr. Fadia Daibes Murad: Palestinian water law and policy expert dies in car crash

Palestinian water law and policy expert, Dr. Fadia Daibes Murad, has died in a car crash on her way back from the Water Forum in Istanbul to Ramallah. "Fadia was an important defender of the water rights of Palestine women and men, so intelligent, and full of energy", says Joke Muylwijk, Executive Director of the Gender and Water Alliance (GWA).

"Fadia was one of the first persons to build the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA). She was working with us under the Norwegian program on institutional capacity building for the establishment of PWA. She was so close to me as a friend and sister. Her lost was very harm to me", says Youssef Awayes, EMWIS National Focal Point Coordinator in Palestine and GD Public Relation & International in the PWA.

Dr. Daibes Murad had been in Istanbul, representing the GWA at the 5th World Water Forum on the topic of water and conflict, contributing from a gender perspective. Read her statement here.

Dr. Daibes Murad was the Regional Representative for DanChurchAid in Ramallah, Palestine. She got her PhD degree in 2004 from the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in Dundee, UK. She then worked for eight years with the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) and later became a freelance water law and policy consultant, specialising in the water conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Fadia Daibes Murad. Photo:  

Statement of Dr. Fadia Daibes Murad at 5th World Water Forum

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Geographical coverage Palestine
News date 30/03/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH