Raising Awareness Campaings
To establish a global movement of citizens with interest in Water
To raise their awareness and commitment in water related issues; to educate and inculcate in the people new habits and behavior aiming at preserving Water Resources
To foster the participation of the public in efforts to promote the conservation, protection and prudent use of one of our most precious assets: Water
Awareness sessions in schools ON the country level
AFIAL presented general information on water availability for man use on the planet and its unequal distribution on different regions of the world. Then attention is drawn to the existing problems on water issues in Lebanon, and the solutions expected. A brochure is distributed to students, in which the importance of the citizen’s role in protecting this wealth and saving it is underlined and practical hints are given for saving water in their everyday life. Students are urged to think of water as their right and impose the message on the value of water to people around them. Youngsters are asked as a feedback to come up with new ideas on how we can save water in our everyday life.
In order to increase awareness, AFIAL has produced a documentary film on Lebanon’s most important river: The Litani River.
The documentary presented a general overview of the characteristics of this river, its importance as a main resource in Lebanon, and the hydro-electrical and irrigation projects achieved and yet to be achieved on this river.
Awareness sessions in municipalities, local associations (with special emphasis on women’s associations), local communities…
In these campaigns, AFIAL highlighted the role and responsibilities in spreading the awareness among their community.
Awareness campaign on the pollution of the Litani River
In partnership with the Litani River Authority, the Association organized workshops for municipalities, CSOs, NGOs and students on the Basin of the Litani River. The concept of pollution in general, and the pollution of Litani River in particular were highlighted. A brochure was distributed which stresses on the role of the civil society and citizens in reducing this pollution on the river.
ADVOCACY FOR WATER
As par of its advocacy actions for water resources, AFIAL organized site trips to the LITANI river project to decision makers, diplomats and officials.
AFIAL organized a site trip to the LITANI project for the Kuwait Fund for Economic Development representative in Lebanon. The objective of the trip was to familiarize with the existing projects on the LITANI River. Moreover, AFIAL portrayed the future 800m project, which consists of taking 120 million m³ of water from the Quaraon lake to the south of Lebanon, for irrigation and potable water.
AFIAL printed stickers with the same message of TV spots: “Water is life –don’t waste it”.
With the collaboration of the Federation of Tourism Syndicates, the Foundation distributed these stickers to the restaurants, hotels, summer resorts, and the Rafic Hariri International Airport.
Further more, AFIAL distributed to governmental institutions, schools and private companies.
AFIAL produced 4 TV spots of 30 seconds with a message “Water is life – don’t waste it.” With the support and recommendation of the Ministry of Information, all the national channels subscribed the films.