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Assessment of Groundwater Resources of Lebanon



report Dec 2014 ; 92 pages
Ed. MEE - Beirut UNDP - New York
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Abstract:
The study aims at re-assessing the groundwater resources of the country in light of the various studies that have been conducted over the past 45 years, while taking into consideration the increased exploitation of the groundwater resources.
Lebanon has always stood out for having relatively more water resources per capita than its neighboring countries. This is attributed mainly to its topography which favors moderately high rates of precipitation (rain and snow) over its territory. A large portion of this precipitation infiltrates into its aquifers to become groundwater, while the remaining portion either evaporates or flows as surface water runoff. The groundwater then either gets stored in the rock formations or flows in the subsurface until it emerges back to the surface in the form of springs or under the sea in the form of sea springs. The groundwater flow is controlled by the nature of the rocks and the geological structures.
Contents:
1.INTRODUCTION
1.1 BACKGROUND
1.2 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
2. ASSESSMENT OF EXISTING DATA
2.1 METEOROLOGICAL DATA
2.2 SURFACE WATER DATA
2.3 SPRING DATA
3. WELLS SURVEY
3.1 PUBLIC WELLS
3.2 PRIVATE WELLS
4. MONITORING CAMPAIGN
5. DATABASE CONSTRUCTION
6. HYDROGEOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
6.1 GEOLOGICAL AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL SETTING
6.2 GROUNDWATER BASINS BOUNDARIES & GEOLOGY
6.3 KARST
6.4 SPRINGS ASSESSMENT
6.5 GROUNDWATER LEVEL
6.6 HYDRO-CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION
6.7 HYDROLOGY
6.8 WATER BUDGET
7. PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF ARTIFICIAL RECHARGE
8. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF THE MONITORING NETWORK
8.1 GROUNDWATER MONITORING RECOMMENDATIONS
8.2 RIVER MONITORING RECOMMENDATIONS
8.3 SPRING MONITORING RECOMMENDATIONS
8.4 METEOROLOGICAL NETWORK RECOMMENDATIONS
8.5 LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ASSESSMENT STUDY

Target Audience:

All public

Keywords:

access to water (CI) (DT) (ET) , hydro-agricultural facilities (CI) (DT) (ET) , hydrogeology (CI) (DT) (ET) , management of water resources (CI) (DT) (ET)

Country:

Lebanon (CI) (DT) (ET)

Publishers/Broadcasters:

MEE - Ministère de l'Energie et de l'Eau - Beirut - Lebanon
    

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - New York - Usa
    

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