Groundwater Assessment and Database
Although known as a water rich country, recent assessments of water availability compared to demand for domestic use, agriculture, industrial and environment have shown that Lebanon will soon be facing water shortages. Some studies show that Lebanon may face chronic and critical water shortages by 2020 unless the sector is reformed. The latest national groundwater assessment was undertaken in 1970 by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Water. Although the study was quite comprehensive and the methodology accurate, there is an urgent need to update this information especially in view of the ever changing climatic conditions, soil use and land cover and water use regimes.
Achievements & Expected Results
1. Project Management:
- Collection and compilation of all water reports and studies.
- Follow-up on subcontracts and consultants.
- Timely reporting to the Project Board.
- Support to the MEW on water issues.
- Assist MEW in coordinating national water projects.
2. Groundwater/Hydro-geology Database:
- Groundwater data collection.
- Flow analysis.
- Database creation and update.