The EU funded SWIM-H2020 SM Project organizes in Beirut a five-day regional capacity building activity (25-29 June 2018) that includes a Study Tour of Leachate Treatment Facilities in Lebanon and the launching of an experience exchange process among Mediterranean peers working on leachate management.
This activity is implemented under the Horizon2020 component of the Project in an effort to address the acute problem of hazardous substances disposal such as leachate. It is combined with a National SWIM-H2020 SM Training of Lebanese stakeholders on the same topic. So far, the Project has implemented a number of workshops and consultations on the involvement of the private sector in water infrastructures, while more activities are to follow on Integrated Water Resources Management, the abatement of industrial pollution and on the cost of environmental degradation.
The SWIM-H2020 SM Project (Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Horizon 2020 Support Mechanism 2016-2019) funded by the European Union aims to contribute to reduced marine pollution and a sustainable use of scarce water resources in the countries of North Africa and the Middle East (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, [Syria] and Tunisia).