Thumbs up Bikfaya Biclean helps one municipality take the lead by example

Words Bassam Alkantar The Lebanese government has said that it will temporarily reopen a landfill and build three new landfills to ease an eight-month rubbish...

The only way is out

Words Bassam Alkantar Seven months ago, the authorities shut the main landfill site (Naameh) for garbage from the capital, without providing an alternative. Since then, rubbish...

Making water more transparent: Better governance is the way forward to safeguard resources

Bassam Alkantar According to a newly published report titled The Way Forward to Safeguard Water in Lebanon: National Water Integrity Risk Assessment, “Lebanon’s water resources are under stress from a growing population, rapid urbanisation, economic growth, mismanagement...

A dam fine solution?

Bassam Alkantar  Increasing water storage capacity is a very practical way to increase water security in Lebanon. A revised set of priorities, including further evaluation of risks and financing, might expedite the construction...

That Sinking Feeling

Lebanon’s beaches are contaminated at dangerous levels in many public areas and resorts in the country, according to testing conducted by National Centre for...

Do Not Disturb

Developments in the mountains may be endangering the vital water cycle Lebanon, the mountainous terrain with the highest peaks in the Middle East region, is...