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WATER RESOURCES

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Water-for-electricity: the Lebanese-Jordanian solution

What an idea! Water for electricity, as it sounds into the oil-for-food program for Saddam's Iraq. Actually, the water-for-electricity deal between Lebanon and the Jordanian Kingdom could be part of the solution....
Kenya, Rainfalls, Rainwater Harvesting

Kenya needs to improve its rainwater harvesting systems

This year Kenya has witnessed “torrential rainfall”, writes the Theme Leader of Water Management at World Agroforestry Centre, Maibo Malesu. However, at the wake of pouring rain came devastating droughts which hit some “parts of...
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Dumping untreated sewage into the sea, a serious health hazard

Although the beaches of the Lebanese coastal city of Jounieh are a popular destination for relaxation and water sports in the bay, the bacteria levels in the water acts as potential health hazard. Bacteria...
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Plastic pollution chocking water bodies in Lebanon

Plastic pollution as well as garbage pollution has become an enormous source of problem not only in Lebanon but worldwide. The crisis has gained such proportions that it is chocking Lebanon as well as...
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Roland Riachi on water resources: “2018 is definitely a year of crisis”

ByTheEast: What’s so specific about water in Lebanon? Riachi: What’s really fascinating about water is that water is everywhere. In every fields in our societies: agriculture, electricity, industries, public health… Water is really everywhere and...
energy security, Lebanon, environmental,

A small step towards a greener energy security in Lebanon

In a development aimed at safeguarding Lebanon’s energy security, the country’s Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) are set to collaborate on a mini-hydro power plant. Once the project is...

Restoring Nile’s breath, the impossible task?

Have you ever been to Asyut, Beni Suef, Cairo at at the end of the Nile delta? Garbages, plastic wastes, bad smell, everywhere. The magnificent Nile turned into a dumping ground, as many rivers...

Research program for enhancing rain in the Middle East

In efforts aimed at rain enhancement, the UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science, UAEREP, has selected Dr. Paul Lawson, its second cycle awardee, who will now take up an intensive series of research...