Water Science and Technology Library

The Litani River, Lebanon: An Assessment and Current Challenges

Editors: Shaban, Amin, Hamze, Mouin (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a crucial geo-environmental issue
     
    Presents the latest data based on monitoring approaches
     
    Highlights the hotspots in terms of water pollution
     
    Includes new and advanced analysis methodologies

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This book presents a collection of chapters covering research on the Litani River Basin. The Litani River Basin occupies about a quarter of Lebanon's surface area, and it has recently been subject to severe geo-environmental conditions such as water contamination and decreased discharge. This motivated the Lebanese government to take action and start working on the remediation of the river. These actions are also supported by international organizations including the World Bank.

About the authors

Amin M. Shaban is Research Director at the Remote Sensing Center of the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS). He has a master’s degree from the American University of Beirut, a PhD from Bordeaux University (France), and he completed a post-doctoral program at Boston University. Dr. Shaban specializes in the fields of hydrology, hydrogeology, and the use of satellite images in terrain analysis and water resources management. He has received several scientific awards such as the Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research Distinguished Researchers Award for and the Award for Career Excellence in Scientific Research. He has written more than 50 publications in international journals and has contributed to more than 100 proceedings volumes and seminars worldwide.

 Mouïn Hamzé was Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the Lebanese University (1985 - 1997) and Chairman of the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (1990 - 1998). Since 1998, he has been Secretary General of the National Council for Scientific Research - Lebanon (CNRS-L) where he has focused on developing the Scholarship Program, the Grant Research Program and the Science Technology & Innovation Policy (STIP). He has also enhanced cooperation with numerous countries and organizations, culminating in the implementation of bi-lateral and multi-lateral projects and programs, including those with the EU (FP7, H2020, PRIMA). He has authored several books, reports and scientific papers, has chaired numerous international and regional meetings and symposia, and is actively involved in international organizations including CIHEAM, IAEA, ICARDA, CEDRE, ESCWA, the Technology Centre, AUF, and IOOC.

 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Shaban, Amin (et al.)

  • Historical Background on the Litani River

    Pages 15-31

    Abd El Al, Iman

  • Physical Characteristics and Water Resources of the Litani River Basin

    Pages 33-56

    Shaban, Amin (et al.)

  • The Physical, and Chemical and Microbial Characteristics of Litani River Water

    Pages 57-70

    Nehme, Nada (et al.)

  • Evaluation of the Physicochemical and Environmental Status of Qaraaoun Reservoir

    Pages 71-86

    Fadel, Ali (et al.)

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Litani River, Lebanon: An Assessment and Current Challenges
Editors
  • Amin Shaban
  • Mouin Hamze
Series Title
Water Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76300-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76300-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76299-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09457-7
Series ISSN
0921-092X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 179
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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