Lebanon

Final Report

Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon) – Final Report

The Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon (WISE-Lebanon) program was a highly successful three-year infrastructure and capacity building project (2012–2015) funded by USAID that improved water services for thousands of Lebanese citizens and a large Syrian refugee population living in towns and villages throughout Lebanon while also contributing to the capacity and performance of regional water and wastewater utilities.

Final Report

Final Report: Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support Project (LWWSS)

The Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support project (LWWSS) ran from September 2009–October 2015 as part of USAID's commitment to improving and strengthening the water sector in Lebanon. The program worked directly with the four regional water establishments, providing technical assistance to strengthen their capacity to deliver high-quality and sustainable services. 

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Project Profile: Lebanon Water Project

Lebanon: Finding Ways to Ease Water Pressure

Lebanon Water Project | 2015–2020

Strengthening water services has been a priority in this water-scarce region since USAID began its partnership with Lebanon in the 1950s. Lebanon’s water supply and systems are under greater strain than ever before as it absorbs a massive influx of Syrian refugees. On average, water is available intermittently for just eight hours a day, and only 8 percent of the population is connected to a central sewage system.

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Lebanon Water and Development Country Plan

Executive Summary

Despite relatively abundant natural water resources, Lebanon faces a significant water deficit exacerbated by population growth, random urban expansion, climate change, and influx of Syrian refugees. A history of regional conflict and limited attention to institutional capacity further complicates the situation of the water sector. Thus, USAID and other donors are providing technical services and related resources to the country’s water establishments to respond to these challenges.

Project

Lebanon Water Project

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. 

Activity

Litani River Basin Management Support Project

The Litani River Basin suffers the fate of many river basins around the world: increasing demands compete for limited natural resources. Groundwater over-exploitation, deforestation and overgrazing, unplanned urban sprawl, untreated wastewater effluents, and unsustainable agricultural practices contribute to environmental degradation in the form of declining water and soil quality. Solutions do exist to reverse these trends and establish sustainable management practices.