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ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research

  • Review Article   
  • Hydrol Current Res 2015, Vol 7(1): 222
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000222

New Economic Policies: Instruments for Water Management in Lebanon

Amin Shaban*
National Council for Scientific Research, Beirut, Lebanon
*Corresponding Author : Amin Shaban, National Council for Scientific Research, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: +9614409845, Fax: +961 4 409847, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Dec 09, 2015 / Accepted Date: Jan 09, 2016 / Published Date: Jan 13, 2016

Abstract

Social, economic and environmental aspects should be taken into consideration for IWRM implementation in Lebanon. This would be helpful to formulate policies required for improving water sector. Likewise many countries, Lebanon do not implement water policies on the formal level. This is critical since policies are initiative for legislation, strategic planning and operational management. Hence, water resources in Lebanon are threatened by population growth and climatic variability and imbalanced supply/demand. Thus, the interrelation between supplier and consumer should be harmonized since there is large amount of water is lost due non-uniform water supply and partitioning approaches, besides lack of awareness and absence of wise-use of water resources. Therefore, economic policies should be adopted in Lebanon and water pricing must be set to give incentives to user for efficient water use in their various applications. Thus, treating water as an economic good recognizes that water carries an opportunity cost. This paper presents the existing economic status of water in Lebanon in the absence of legal economic policies. It, therefore, extends new Economic Policies Instruments (EPIs) is required for better IWRM.

Keywords: IWRM; Per capita; Privatization; Supply equity; Water shortage; Water tariffs

Citation: Shaban A (2016) New Economic Policies: Instruments for Water Management in Lebanon. Hydrol Current Res 7: 222. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000222

Copyright: © 2016 Shaban A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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  1. Alan
    Posted on Sep 15 2016 at 12:12 pm
    Authors presented a review article describing the new economic policies regarding the instruments for water management. Further extending new Economic Policies Instruments (EPIs) which are required for better IWRM. The article presented will be an indicator to evaluate the feasibility of the use instruments.
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