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Georgetown University

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Program Name

Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Abstract

Years of war have left the Lebanese water sector in a very bad shape. This has caused excessive water waste in practically all aspects of water consumption. As Lebanon wastes water, its neighbors are desperately seeking to secure their water needs. Consequently, this paper proposes investing sovereign wealth funds from the oil rich water poor Arab countries to assist in developing an efficient water network to maximize the efficiency of the Lebanese water sector. Such investments would be made for the purpose of creating a large enough water surplus in Lebanon that would eventually be exported to the gulf to help alleviate their water stress.

Disciplines

Agricultural and Resource Economics

 

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