The Consul General of France in Jerusalem Frederic Desagneaux delivered on October 18, 2011 to the President of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) Dr Shaddad Attili a feasibility study financed by France on the establishment of a Palestinian training center for professionals working in the water and sanitation sector.

This study, conducted by the International Office for Water at the request of the PWA and funded by the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, focuses on the terms of reference of such a center (technical features, cost, location, governance), in view of improving the training supply in the water sector in Palestine.

The water sector is a top priority for French cooperation in the Palestinian territories, both in the West Bank and Gaza, with a total funding estimated at 100 million euros since 1998.