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If you think those heavy rains we are experiencing are normal, think again. According to Professor John Pomeroy, who was on a visit to Lebanon, “Lebanon must brace for more heavy rains and storms, coupled with long periods of drought and water shortages as the affects of global warming continue to take their toll.” [Source]

In few words, it is crucial that we start implementing an efficient and long-term water management plan because the majority of Lebanon’s water comes from underground aquifers which are refilled annually by melting snowfall. Therefore, if it keeps on raining and doesn’t snow anymore, our water reserves will be exhausted and we will have a major water shortage problem.