Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon Program

Project Dates: September 2012 - December 2015
The water and wastewater infrastructure in Lebanon needed improvements to deliver efficient, sustainable services to the country’s citizens.

Historically, limited funding and problems with operations and maintenance have strained Lebanon’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure. To combat these mounting issues, the USAID Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon program increased Lebanon’s ability to deliver improved, efficient, and sustainable water and wastewater services through infrastructure upgrades and related management support. The program partnered with Lebanese public water and wastewater service providers to create solutions, such as new potable water networks and leak detection and reduction programs. Revamping the potable water and wastewater infrastructure increased the economic value of the water sector, strengthened its contribution to the Lebanese economy, and improved the health and livelihoods of previously underserved Lebanese citizens.