First comprehensive book on all water resources in Lebanon covering the entire country
Includes separate chapters on each water-related theme
Uses new tools (e.g. space techniques) and advanced methods
Includes various Illustrations including colour photos, maps, cross-sections and satellite images
Presents previously unreported measurements on water in Lebanon
Part of the book series: World Water Resources (WWR, volume 7)
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
Water has become a challenging resource that many countries worldwide are concerned with. Thus, water is often linked with health, society development, national income and even international geo-politics. Sometimes, water resources are unavailable, but successful management involves developing approaches and projects to assure water supply. However, there are some countries with available water resources, but unsatisfactory management, and thus complain about water supply becoming a national problem. This situation is prevalent in Lebanon, a country characterized by abundant water resources whether on the surface or sub-surface.
It is a paradox that there is still imbalance in water supply/demand in Lebanon, and water resources are now under stress due to chaotic use. This has been exacerbated by the oscillating climatic conditions, increased population and improper management. Therefore, people receive less than one-third of their water needs, and most water supplied is of poor quality. The current status shows a descending trend. Undoubtedly, if the water sector in Lebanon continues this way, we should anticipate unfavourable (and may be severe) consequences.
Many studies have been conducted on water and related disciplines in Lebanon; however, all of them focus on specific themes and sometimes defined regions. Nevertheless, the occurred changes on the influencers (natural and man-made) have not been considered.
This book is the first of its type for Lebanon, and it shows all aspects of water resources with updated measurements and findings obtained by adopting new techniques. It diagnoses in-depth the major elements of water flow/storage mechanism that have never been covered in such a comprehensive manner before. Also, this book introduces and analyses the existing challenges and proposes solutions. It represents a comprehensive investigation of the water resources in Lebanon.
- Challenges on Water Resources
- Climate Change
- Groundwater Resources
- Hydrology of Lebanon
- Proposed Measures
Authors and Affiliations
National Council for Scientific Research, Beirut, Lebanon
About the author
Dr. Amin Shaban is a:
Director of Researcher at the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS-L) &
Professor at the Lebanese University.
Consultant for several international entities (e.g. UN-ESCWA, UNESCO, IHP, ENPI-CBCMES-European Commission, etc.)
He has a Master degree from the American University of Beirut, Ph.D. from Bordeaux-I University, and he has achieved a Fulbright Program in the United States, at Boston University. He is specialized in water resources management including the use of satellite images to study surface and subsurface water bodies, monitoring water systems, groundwater exploration, watershed management, climate change impact on water, as well as the influencers on water supply.
Dr. Shaban is the representative for Lebanon in many international programs, including the International Hydrological Program (IHP) and SDG-6. He is also committed as representative for many national committees. Moreover, he is a membership in different scientific assemblies, such as American Geophysical Union (AGU) and International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). Dr. Shaban has been given several honorary awards, such as the Award for Career Excellence in Scientific Research and Award of Distinguished Researchers; Award of Best Arab Researcher in Integrated Water Resources Management.
Dr. Shaban has more than 60 Publications in International Journals, as well as published in more than 50 International proceedings, a number of scientific books on water resources, and produced several book chapters and produced many technical studies. Dr. Shaban has been the Principal Investigator for more than 15 research projects and participated in more than 25 projects. He has a teaching experience of more than 15 years, and supervised many Master and Ph.D. dissertations.
He also participated in a wide spectrum of seminars and workshops worldwide. Thus, he contributed in putting water principles for Lebanon and proposed several approaches on water resources investment and conservation.
Book Title: Water Resources of Lebanon
Authors: Amin Shaban
Series Title: World Water Resources
Publisher: Springer Cham
eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48716-4Published: 07 July 2020
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-48719-5Published: 07 July 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-48717-1Published: 06 July 2020
Series ISSN: 2509-7385
Series E-ISSN: 2509-7393
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 229
Number of Illustrations: 27 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
Topics: Water, Environmental Management, Climate Change Ecology, Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Pollution, Environmental Monitoring