Shared water resources lebanon shares surface and groundwater with its two neighbours syria and israel the main characteristics of the countrys shared rivers the orontes al assi the nahr el kabir and the hasbani are presented in table 3. Springs more than 2000 seasonal springs feed into various streams in lebanon generating a total of 1150 1200 mcm yr of water that is not fully exploited off the coast there are also freshwater springs in the area of chekka tyre damour and awali these submarine springs have not been exploited to date as they are difficult and therefore currently expensive to access. Climate change pollution over exploitation and the mismanagement of trans boundary water resources are amongst the geo environmental problems that affect these resources in particular shared water is one of the major water problems in lebanon to date there is no credible study to assess and allocate the shared water resources. Pdf water resources in the middle east are barely enough to cope with human demand and their scarcity is a matter of discussion in many conclaves however it must be clarified that lebanon has . Two shared rivers exist between lebanon and its neighbours one with syria in the north and the other with the palestinian territory pt in the south in addition the three major aquiferous rock formations of lebanon are interrelated with neighbouring regions to date there is no credible study to assess and allocate the shared water resources
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