WOP: SIAAP and Fédérations du Sud Liban

WOP: SIAAP and Fédérations du Sud Liban

Guest   November 19, 2013  

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The aim of this WOP is to preserve the water quality in the area.


November 19, 2013 -
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Mentor motivations
New opportunities/challenges for employees



Other supporting organizations
Regional Office of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) for Lebanon, Syria and Jordanie
City of Nogent (France)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (France) 137,000 $


  • Waste water collection and treatment
  • Other

Please specify other theme(s)
local authority sensitization and capacity building on sanitation, and on joint/communal management of infrastructure

The overall objective is to support South Lebanon municipalities to join their capacities to improve waste water management, including the operation of common waste water treatment plant and infrastructure and to come out with a Sanitation Master Plan common to the two Federations.


What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
  • Academic courses
  • Joint planning or work
  • On the job training
  • Site visits
  • Study tours

Describe WOPs activities
The first step was a technical and financial assessment/diagnosis, to inventory existing infrastructure, identify their weaknesses, propose locations for new pieces of infrastructure in order to connect a maximum of users or to develop on-site sanitation. the study also included a management component (how to manage the infrastructure collectively between the municipalities). Another component is related to the legal status of the new managerial structure/organization to be put in place. Some of these studies were done by local consultant agencies mandated by SIAAP. All the activities and the action plan was decided jointly with the Lebanese stakeholders through a steering committee comprised of city council representatives, technico-administrative staff working within the city councils, sanitation technicians). Training has been developed for the members of the steering committee, on decision making process related to sanitation, technical issues, sustainable development etc. Training was provided on-site but some Lebanese staff also went to SIAAP. In order to show some immediate results, some low cost rehabilitation measures were done, such as rehabilitation of some of the treatment plants which necessitated only small amounts (around 40,000 USD per year)