This project is a component of the Young Men’s Christian Association’s Integrated Rural Development Program in Lebanon (1997/2000).
To implement adequate and environmentally sustainable management systems for solid and water waste, as well as to increase awareness of, and mobilization around, environmental issues.
Project activities :
Community awareness and training sessions on environmental issues affecting the community.
Youth mobilization and community actions in reforestation activities.
Education and implementation of effective, low-cost management systems for proper solid waste.
Collection and disposal beginning at the household level.
Pilot projects in low-cost, local level waste-water treatment and disposal systems (i.e. multicompartment filtering septic tanks)
|Cluster||Municipalities||Kaza (Qada’a)||Project activities||Population Served|
|1||Aakkar El Aatiqa
|Kaza of Aakkar||
- 2 waste water treatment systems.
- Reforestation of 1000 trees.
- Research & awareness.
- Solid waste treatment center planned.
|Kaza of Aakkar||- Solid waste containers.
- Environmental needs assessment.
- Environmental Education & Activities.
|Kaza of Baalbek||- Public Park.||5350 families|
Maroun Er Ras
Meiss Ej Jabal
|Kaza of Bent Jbayl - Kaza of Marjaayoun||- Reforestation of 1700 trees.
- Solid waste treatment planned.
Aadchit Ech Chqif
Sir el Gharbiyeh
|Kaza of Nabatiyeh||- 2 solid waste management centers (1 under planning).
- Rehab of l spring.
- 2 public parks.
- Workshop on solid waste management.
- Reforestation of 1800 trees.
Kfayr Ez Zait
|Kaza of Rachaiya - Kaza of Hasbaiya||- Reforestation of 5,085 trees.
- One waste water system.
- Water source mapping & quality analysis /workshop.
- Environmental activities.
- Rehab & Protection of pine forest.
Expected impact for the Municipalities :
Increased effectiveness of community environmental management systems which will decrease the adverse effects on the environment caused by inadequate systems of waste disposal and poor land management.