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  1. Objective • Organized under the framework of the MEDAWARE project, subtasks 4.3 and 5.3 • Aimed at raising awareness and transferring knowledge and information for the: • promotion of the use of appropriate technologies for wastewater treatment • sustainable reuse of wastewater in agriculture • utilization of non-conventional water resources

  2. Description • Two-day event: June 21-22, 2005 • Held at AUB Campus, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture • Directed by Prof. George Ayoub

  3. Description (cont’d) • Consisted of a series of seminar lectures on various issues related to urban wastewater treatment technologies and systems with emphasis on wastewater reuse in agriculture

  4. Attendance • 46 participants representing: • Governmental bodies: Min. of Energy and Water, Min. of Public Health, LIBNOR, LARI (Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute), Municipalities, Regional Water Establishments • International agencies: USAID, ESCWA, FAO • Non-governmental organizations: YMCA, PM, CHF, MC • Engineering and consulting companies • Universities Day 1 Day 2


  5. Agenda

  6. Topics • Lectures covered the following areas: • Generalities about the project and progress to date • Urban wastewater treatment and existing management structure in Lebanon • Existing treatment technologies, reuse systems and associated problems. • Benefits and constraints of combined schemes • Reuse standards • Needs for new policies and legislations • Needs for capacity building • Funding opportunities • International success stories n wastewater treatment and reuse • Participants were supplied with hard copies of the presentations

  7. Discussion and Interaction • A discussion period: • followed each seminar lecture • was the closing session of each training day • Several issues were discussed, particularly: • problems facing the already existing local plants • treatment technologies that are most favorable in the Lebanese context • difficulties with anaerobic treatment application in Lebanon, and olive waste treatment and reuse • cost-effectiveness of systems used worldwide

  8. The workshop was a success • Interaction between lecturers and participants was open and consistent • Lively discussion and exchange of ideas prevailed during all sessions • All participants attended the second day sessions • Extra participants requested attendance, probably based on the recommendations of their colleagues • Feedback from participants was positive

  9. THANK YOU