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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), pp. 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

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Published date: November 2001
Keywords: water resource management, water balance, institutional capacity, policy options, lebanon


Local EPrints ID: 47721
ISSN: 1366-7017
PURE UUID: 4cf4a04a-0291-4a6c-be3b-d36385a2885b

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Date deposited: 08 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:03

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Author: M. El-Fadel
Author: M. Zeinati
Author: D. Jamali

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