EU activities in disaster prevention and risk management

ABSTRACT Worldwide water resources are not uniformly distributed and are generally
scarce in arid and semiarid 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 with its neighbouring countries. This paper examines increased
pressure on Lebanon’s water resources requiring the formulation and implementation of
a comprehensive management plan to meet future water demands. Water resources are
described with the corresponding present and future water balance, environmental
stresses, and constraints facing the water sector in Lebanon