Improvement of Water and Sanitation Services : a Comparative Analysis of Tripoli (Lebanon) and Irbid (Jordan)

Tripoli, the second largest city in Lebanon, has been largely excluded from the post-war reconstruction effort. Neglect and demographic growth have made Tebbaneh district of Tripoli one of the poorest urban areas in the country. Poverty is exacerbated by inadequate access to clean water and poor waste management.

This grant will support a pilot water and sanitation project that engages both the local community and the local government. The project will be informed by the findings of a field survey in Irbid, Jordan, which has similar cultural and demographic characteristics, and where water and sanitation provision has improved in recent years. The project will pay particular attention to women, given their role in the provision of water and sanitation services and the fact that they are the most affected by the lack of such services.

The project is expected to result in a framework for guiding urban environmental planning in Tebbaneh and similar urban areas.

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État du projet


Date de début

Jeudi, mai 8, 2008

Date butoir

Mercredi, février 29, 2012


36 mois

Agent(e) responsable du CRDI

Redwood, Mark

Financement total

CAD$ 479,400


Moyen-Orient, Asie centrale, Extrême-Orient, Asie du sud, Jordanie, Liban


Climate Change

Chargé(e) de projet

El-Fadel Mutasem


American University of Beirut

Pays d' institution


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