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Feasibility mapping small scale storage, artificial recharge and pilot projects

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-34271281-0057
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Feb 01, 2017 - Jan 31, 2019
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

On an annual basis, Lebanon has a surplus of water. This does not mean water scarcity does not occur. Water is needed in the dry summer season while most precipitation falls during winter. Snowfall and its´ characteristic of phased out melting results in delayed recharge. Even though, the supply does not meet the current annual demand. Increasing temperatures due to climate change enlarges the scarcity because precipitation patterns are changing from snow to rain resulting in increasing runoff. Underground storage or storage in reservoirs is needed to ensure water availability. The challenge is to create delayed recharge with use of the natural environment in Lebanon. The challenge is to fi nd the possibilities for (ground)water storage within the highly complex Lebanese geological conditions. For example, large parts of the country consists of karstifi ed limestones which are impacted by seismic faults and fractures. Delaying water in this karstifi ed limestones is hard to reach because the deposition is fractured and channels of water can fl ow through these layers very quickly, up to 5 km/day. Using this knowledge the opportunities for piloting groundwater storage will be searched in the sandy sedimentary depositions along the coast. Large parts of these coastal plains are used by farmers. Linking possible users and MAR piloting makes it possible to test a demand driven pilot using Dutch expertise.

  • Basic drinking water supply error
    Sector code:
    14031 - Basic drinking water supply
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
World Waternet Foundation Funding
Acacia Water Private Sector Accountable
Acacia Water Private Sector Implementing


Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
500,531 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Acacia Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
408,347 EUR (Valued at Jan 02, 2018) circle World Waternet circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 02, 2018
747,276 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Acacia Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
910,891 EUR (Valued at Feb 23, 2017) circle World Waternet circle Receiver N/A date_rangeFeb 23, 2017


1,482,965 USD
910,891 EUR (Valued at Dec 05, 2017) date_range Feb 01, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018
342,197 EUR (Valued at Dec 05, 2017) date_range Feb 01, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
access_timeUpdated on Mar 12, 2019 10:03:04
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