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REPUBLIC OF LEBANON CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION FOR STATISTICS (CAS) 5 th WORLD WATER FORUM SEEAW FOR LEBANON Istanbul – Turkey – 16-22/03/2009 Ghalia Hamamy.

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1 REPUBLIC OF LEBANON CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION FOR STATISTICS (CAS) 5 th WORLD WATER FORUM SEEAW FOR LEBANON Istanbul – Turkey – 16-22/03/2009 Ghalia Hamamy – Central Administration for Statistics

2 OUTLINEOUTLINEOUTLINEOUTLINE 1.INSTITUTIONALIZATION VERSUS INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS AND INITIATIVE IN CAS 2.ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH VERSUS GOVERNMENTS AND UN METHODOLOGY 3.NATIONAL VERSUS BASIN LEVEL DATA COLLECTION 4.REGULATOR IMPORTANT ROLE IN INSTITUTIONALIZING AND BUILDING A SEEAW

3 1 1 INSTITUTIONALIZATION VERSUS INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS AND INITIATIVE IN LEBANON Building a SEEAW means intra and inter institutional effort Better and faster access to exhaustive and reliable data Better and faster access to exhaustive and reliable data More relevant SEEAW More relevant SEEAW In Lebanon, CAS exerts individual efforts to build a SEEAW: Reading SEEAW manual Identifying water management context and the potential stakeholders Searching sustainable, reliable and exhaustive water data Constituting and trying to make sustainable the SEEAW Steering Committee

4 2 2 ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH VERSUS GOVERNMENTS AND UN METHODOLOGY Water Academicians are numerous in Lebanon In Lebanon, water research is fragmented, discontinuous with no holistic national objective. It relies a lot on donors UN methodology and SEEAW should be the thread for the water research and work in Lebanon but in one condition: being adapted to the Lebanese reality.

5 3 3 NATIONAL VERSUS BASIN LEVEL DATA COLLECTION National Level Ministry of Environment Ministry of Energy and Water and French Embassy Civil Servants Fund Central Administration for Statistics Regional Level Water and Wastewater Establishments Office National du Litani Aggregated regional level to reach national level Ministry of Agriculture Green Project Climatology Service Aggregated contract and sectoral level to reach national level Ministry of Finance Council of Development and Reconstruction

6 4 REGULATOR IMPORTANT ROLE IN INSTITUTIONALIZING AND BUILDING A SEEAW Regulator should be independent as much as possible Regulator collects, centralizes, processes and disseminates water data Regulator reviews water laws in order to issue modern and realistic regulations. The main objective is to build regulatory systems. Regulator sets up water pricing and playing field rules for the water stakeholders and players. THUS, independent regulator holistic water data, regulation and work will institutionalize SEEAW work. THANKS


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