Lebanon Water Project (LWP)

 

The Lebanon Water Project (LWP) is a five-year project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the objective of increasing access to clean, reliable, and sustainable sources of water for Lebanese citizens.

LWP focuses on improving Lebanon’s capacity in the management of water resources, enhancing the efficiency and sustainability of the public water utilities through the provision of technical and capital assistance. 

LWP promotes better water governance as a means to help ensure long-term preservation of Lebanon’s water resources. 
 

Activity Description

The project consists of three main objectives:
• Improve service delivery and resource management capacity by the five public water utilities.
• Enhance civic engagement in water management and advance citizens’ perception of water utilities’ role in providing a necessary and valuable service.
• Improve private sector involvement in water management.

Expected Outcomes

Building on past USAID assistance to the Lebanese water sector and partnering with the RWEs, namely the Beirut-Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (BMLWE), the Beqaa Water Establishment (BWE), the South Lebanon Water Establishment (SLWE), and North Lebanon Water Establishment (NLWE), as well as the Litani River Authority (LRA), LWP strives to meet its ultimate objectives through three interrelated results:

  • Result A: Improve service delivery and resource management by the five public water utilities (the four RWEs and the LRA) that are mandated by law to provide water, wastewater, and irrigation management services in Lebanon, and by local municipalities where feasible and appropriate.
  • Result B: Improve civic engagement in water management and advance citizen perception of the water utilities role in providing a necessary and valuable service.
  • Result C: Improve private sector involvement in water management.

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