Chtaura Water Network Rehabilitation and Expansion Project

Chtaura, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

Project objectives
The project objective is to ensure a high-quality and sustainable access to water for 849 Lebanese households in Chtaura through the development of local water infrastructure and the improvement of water management capacity.

Project summary
This project has been proposed by Bekaa Water Establishment following consultations and discussions on the most urgent needs in the region as regards the enhancement of water supply provision and water demand management. The project aims to rehabilitate and expand the water supply network of Chtaura. 

Activities achieved  
Planning for sustainable access to water has been carried out, with the municipalities, the European Union Delegation, and Bekaa Water Establishment. Installation of the pipeline and resolution of legal barriers to water access will take place soon. More precisely, a total of approximately 14 km of water network will be constructed or rehabilitated. The areas covered by the water management plans have been identified and assessed during the inception and planning phase. Water meters will be installed at the end of the construction phase, accompanied by public outreach and awareness campaigning. Finally, a socio-economic survey is being conducted within an Environmental, Social Impact Assessment study, indicating perceptions of water quality and quantity among citizens as well as sources of household water supply. Messaging around the construction work is being coordinated with other actors (World Vision, UNICEF, UNHCR, GVC), and will be supported by public campaigning to maximize the acceptance of the water meters that will be installed at the end of the project.

Total duration of the project
24 months.

Starting date of the project  
October 1, 2014.

Project Budget    
1 162 810 Euros.

Website of the implementing authority

Office address of the project
Oxfam office in Zahle, Bekaa. 

Contact details of a focal person in the project    
Focal person : Clementine Moiroud, Lebanon Funding Coordinator