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Domestic water in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: Demand, access and institutional aspects

A humanitarian crisis has changed the mode and pace of international engagement with longstanding water stress and climatic challenges. In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, both Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees rely on a mix of public and private water sources to meet their needs. Refugee households consume approximately one-third as much water as Lebanese households do. Beyond financial and human resource injections in the public sector, international engagement should foster community participation, mutual trust and confidence in the transparency of water resource management information systems for public and private use. In this way, they can better enable sustainable development planning.

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  • IIED code: 10179IIED
  • Published: Sep 2017 - IIED
  • Theme: Climate change
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-432-3
  • Language: English

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Machayekhi, D, Pierpaoli, M, Cancelliere, G. 2017. Domestic water in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon: demand, access and institutional aspects. IIED Working Paper. IIED, London.