Lebanon Water Project
In spite of abundant natural water resources, Lebanon faces a perennial water deficit due to a host of factors, including outdated infrastructure and unsustainable water use practices. USAID’s Lebanon Water Project is helping to change that dynamic with improvements to water management and access while promoting efficient water use. This is achieved through infrastructure interventions that improve the efficiency of water networks, such as installation of water meters and rehabilitation of pumping stations and reservoirs; institutional development, such as training and certification to build capacities and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public utilities; and partnerships with the private sector and various communities to adopt a culture of being responsible consumers that conserve water and pay for water service. USAID is installing 37,327 household and source meters in its effort to improve access to water and enhance water-demand management.
Photo credit: Lebanon Water Project