The pollution problem in the upper basin of the Litani River is still exacerbated by the flow of huge amounts of untreated sewage directly into the riverbed and Qaraoun Lake. In this context, the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Authority of the Litani River, Dr. Sami Alawiyeh, revealed that in the absence of good management and drawing up a clear directive plan for the sanitation sector, centralized solutions are adopted for sewage treatment systems associated with defects in studies and designs, poor implementation and unsustainable operation. Due to the need for huge sources of energy and the lack of technical and financial capabilities to operate them, in addition to the continued connection of rainwater networks and the transfer of industrial waste to those networks leading to refinery plants. As a result of all this, there was a failure to treat this water, and the lack of validity of the treated water to mix with the water medium, and thus its unsuitability for irrigation, and the absence of periodic monitoring of the quality of the water coming out of it.
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23 January 2024
The Egyptian newspaper Al-Mal's included in its No. 4201, published on the 28th of December 2023, an artical entitled "Head of the Environmental Affairs Agency in Al-Thaghr: Sensors monitor the drains of industrial facilities 24/24"
The installing sensors strategy on the drains facilities discharging its water to fresh and non-fresh water bodies, as well as the Mediterranean Sea, so that industrial drainage, its quality, and the quality of the water falling on the water body to which it is connected are monitored in a way that it does not cause pollution.
Litani river authority indicates that applying this strategy helps control the sources of pollution of the Litani River’s water to a large extent, as it is possible to adopt this system in institutions that have been obligated by the Litani river authority to install refining stations to treat their industrial waste before diverting it to the course of the Litani River or to one of its tributaries.
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