Water resources management in Lebanon: institutional framework and policy options

El-Fadel, M., Zeinati, M. and Jamali, D. (2001) Water resources management in Lebanon: institutional framework and policy options. Water Policy, 3, (5), 425-448. (doi:10.1016/S1366-7017(01)00079-4).


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Worldwide water resources are not uniformly distributed and generally scarce in arid and semi-arid zones such as the Middle East. Lebanon, which is located along the Mediterranean shores of the Middle East, remains blessed with relatively more water in comparison to its neighboring countries. Increased pressure on its water resources requires the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive management plan and strategic policies to pre-empt potential future water shortages. This paper examines existing water laws and regulations under the current institutional framework in Lebanon. Developmental policies and management strategies to address the potential water supply demand imbalance and meet future challenges are presented in the light of existing legal and regulatory constraints and institutional capacities

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S1366-7017(01)00079-4
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ISSNs: 1366-7017 (print)
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Keywords: water resource management, water balance, institutional capacity, policy options, lebanon
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 47721
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
November 2001Published
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47721

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