Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Water and Sanitation
Significant progress has been made by the WASH sector with respect to water scarcity.
Mapping the high-risk locations for water scarcity in each of the 5 field areas has been completed. The maps indicate specific locations where the supply of water is not expected to meet the anticipated demand of the affected population. They are one of the tools that the WASH sector is using to target its activities to minimize the impact of water scarcity up until winter rains replenish water sources.
Further to this there has been an overwhelming response from WASH partners with over 30 proposals submitted to UNOCHA for ERF funding for a variety of projects that aim to alleviate the effect of water shortage on the most vulnerable. The projects are to be implemented in a short timeframe to have an impact during summer and autumn.
Finally whilst there are significant efforts being put into optimizing water supply there has been progress on managing demand through developing key messages for water conservation and appropriate IEC materials and awareness campaigns by partners in their different areas of intervention.
Preparedness and response planning for Acute Water Diarrhea (AWD) outbreak risk is ongoing with drafting of a Health and WASH Plan and organizing of training for NGO and Government WASH and Health professionals in the different field areas.