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.
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.
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: