On the occasion of World Water Day, The Foundation of the Friends of Ibrahim Abd El Al (AFIAL), under the patronage of His Excellency Minister of Energy and Water, Arthur Nazarian, organized a conference on March 21, 2014, entitled ‘The Water-Energy Nexus Issues and Challenges’, at the Order of the Press in Beirut. The seminar was organized in partnership with the UN ESCWA, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI).
At the conference, an in-depth panel discussion took place, tackling the Water-Energy Nexus in the Lebanese context. Energy constraints affecting the delivery of water services in the Bekaa and their implication on human welfare were discussed, in addition to managing water and energy on the factory level. You can visit the Agenda here.
In addition, to spread the message of World Water Day to the Lebanese public, a street activation took place, whereby 2,000 branded water bottles with the message “Water is a precious gift, don’t waste it,” were distributed. Pedestrians and drivers were reached out to and reminded to conserve water.