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Abstract: Securing a sustainable water future is an important issue for any nation, but it is a particularly challenging concern for many developing nations, and Lebanon is no exception. With recent and more extreme water shortages in the country, and the threat of facing a water crisis, it has become increasingly evident that such a crisis is not simply an issue of water availability, but a crisis ... read moreof water governance that must be addressed. In Beirut, Lebanon, as in many metropolitan areas in the MENA region, water governance challenges include variable climate conditions and impacts of climate change, growing demands, limited water resources, and political instability. This study presents a sustainability assessment of water governance in Beirut, highlights the most pressing challenges faced in the water sector, and offers key recommendations to address these challenges.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2016.
Submitted to the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.
Advisor: Jon Witten.
Committee: Scott Horsley.
Keywords: Water resources management, and Environmental studies.read less