What is the goal about?
Giving all people equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation through improved management of services.
How does that relate to the Lebanon context?
Major advances have been made and the majority of people in Lebanon have improved access to water supply, however, people in Lebanon experience frequent water shortages and the water is in many places not safe to drink. While Lebanon has a relatively well established water and wastewater network systems, only a small portion of the water/wastewater is treated and managed safely.
Did you know…
…that up to 70% of natural water sources in Lebanon are bacterially contaminated?
…that in 2012 Lebanon extracted 0.7 billion cubic metres of ground water, but the groundwater is only replenished with 0.5 billion cubic metres each year?
Goals in action
In Syria's rural areas, long-abandoned Roman wells have become more than a relic of a bygone civilization. MORE >
In Syria's rural areas, long-abandoned Roman wells have become more than a relic of a bygone civilization.MORE >