Coping Efficiently with Water Scarcity and Empowering people to Effectively Manage Water in Meryata
RMF has been engaged in helping the Lebanese host communities cope with the influx of Syrian refugees and the subsequent strain on infrastructure and resources.
The primary objective of this project was to increase the water supply to the village through improved infrastructure, and also raise awareness about the importance of water conservation, and proper water usage.
A new water tank was constructed, the old water tank was rehabilitated, and a pipeline from the Nabaa al Kadi water network was connected to the new tank, providing an entirely new supply of water for the town. The old water tank was connected to a newer water source as well, which also helped increase the available water supply for the town.
To address the importance of water conservation and smart usage, 12 awareness sessions were held in community centers around Meryata. An awareness pamphlet was designed and distributed to the entire community, and aerators which help limit the flow of water from a tap were distributed to assist in water conservation.
|Project||Coping Efficiently with Water Scarcity and Empowering people to Effectively Manage Water in Meryata|
|Location||Meryata, North Lebanon|
|Donors||UN-OCHA (United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) through the ERF ( Emergency Response Funds) program.|
|Sectors||Health and Social Care|
4000 Syrian Refugees