Climate change, urbanization damaging water reserves

A decline of rainfall over the last few years has highlighted the danger of water scarcity in Lebanon. Though experts say this year’s dry spell is likely a natural variation in weather, they warned that climate change is causing a retreat in the country’s snow cover that replenishes its streams and could lead to a worsening water crisis in the coming years. Lebanon has three dams to store water but they need more because storing water above ground is one of the only viable options Lebanon has to confront water shortage.

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