Presentation from Lebanon - Mr YOUNAN

General presentation

In Lebanon the water management depends on the Ministry of electricity and water resources, itself divided into 2 departments : There is also the National Office of Litani which is separated into 2 services : The hydrological year starts in September and ends in August. At the end of each year, a unit table is calculated.

The location of the MED-HYCOS DCP is on the Orantes River which shows a permanent discharge. This choice seems to be appropriate because it is a Karstic area. A station installed in this river was destroyed by a flood in 1996.

The hydrological network is made of :

There is a policy of restoration of the hydrological network.

The data prior to the war were kept in United Kingdom. During the war they couldn't make any measurements.