. "Appendix B: Excerpts from the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip." Water for the Future: The West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel, and Jordan. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1999.
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the Palestinians from the Eastern Aquifer and other agreed sources in the West Bank as detailed in this Article.
Preventing the deterioration of water quality in water resources.
Using the water resources in a manner which will ensure sustainable use in the future, in quantity and quality.
Adjusting the utilization of the resources according to variable climatological and hydrological conditions.
Taking all necessary measures to prevent any harm to water resources, including those utilized by the other side.
Treating, reusing or properly disposing of all domestic, urban, industrial, and agricultural sewage.
Existing water and sewage systems shall be operated, maintained and developed in a coordinated manner, as set out in this Article.
Each side shall take all necessary measures to prevent any harm to the water and sewage systems in their respective areas.
Each side shall ensure that the provisions of this Article are applied to all resources and systems, including those privately owned or operated, in their respective areas.
Transfer of Authority
The Israeli side shall transfer to the Palestinian side, and the Palestinian side shall assume, powers and responsibilities in the sphere of water and sewage in the West Bank related solely to Palestinians, that are currently held by the military government and its Civil Administration, except for the issues that will be negotiated in the permanent status negotiations, in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
The issue of ownership of water and sewage related infrastructure in the West Bank will be addressed in the permanent status negotiations.