In Lebanon, it rains on average 8 Bn m³ a year, the equivalent of 3 million Olympic swimming pools
The available water in Lebanon is estimated to 2.7 Bn m³ during a typical year, of which 2.2 Bn m³ comprise surface water resources from 17 rivers, and the remaining 0.5 Bn m³ constitute groundwater resources mainly in 8 aquifers.
We only make use of
17% of available water
Annual water demand in 2010 was estimated to be 1.5 Bn m³,
which exceeded total withdrawal capacity and created a deficit of 73 M m³.
With the inevitable increase in population,
water demand is expected to increase by 55% in 2020 and reach 2.3 Bn m³