The Litani River, Lebanon: An Assessment and Current Challenges

  • Amin Shaban
  • Mouin Hamzé

Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 85)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Amin Shaban, Mouin Hamzé
    Pages 1-13
  3. Iman Abd El Al
    Pages 15-31
  4. Amin Shaban, Ghaleb Faour, Mohammad Awad
    Pages 33-56
  5. Nabil Amacha, Safaa Baydoun
    Pages 87-105
  6. Nadim Farajalla, Yasmina El Amine, Amin Shaban
    Pages 121-145
  7. Talal Darwich, Amin Shaban, Mouin Hamzé
    Pages 147-160
  8. Mouin Hamzé, Amin Shaban
    Pages 161-171
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-179

About this book


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 conditions such as 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.


River Hydrology Water Quality Deterioration Socioeconomic Impact of river pollution Litani River management Water resources Lebanon Litani River basin River remediation

Editors and affiliations

  • Amin Shaban
    • 1
  • Mouin Hamzé
    • 2
  1. 1.Remote Sensıng CenterNational Council for Scientific ResearchBeirutLebanon
  2. 2.National Council for Scientific Research BeirutLebanon

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76299-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76300-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0921-092X
  • Series Online ISSN 1872-4663
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