Energy, Water, and Environment
The Oil & Gas Forum “Roadmap” Conference (March 07, 2017)The recent Oil and Gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean have the potential of transforming the economies of Lebanon and the other concerned neighboring countries. Since 2014, Front Page Communication has been organizing forums on Oil and Gas purposed around enlightening the Lebanese public and academic youth on this most vital national issue, and around managing their expectations as well.
The Oil & Gas Lebanon’s National Wealth® forum at ESA Business School on the 7th of March 2017 was the fourth in this series. As with the preceding three, it featured Lebanese officials, economists, key international speakers, energy and business experts, and concerned NGO personalities delivering substantive interventions to an audience comprised of key multi-sectoral players, specialized press and blog editors, and representatives of the country’s civil society, in addition to university students.
With “Roadmap” as its umbrella topic, the March 2017 forum was deemed very timely both by virtue of the passing of the two Oil & Gas decrees in January (Decree 43 TP and Decree 43 EPA that define the country’s maritime blocks, and specify conditions for Exploration & Production (E&P) tenders and contracts) and its pertinent title.
Water Quality Assessment: Beirut NetworkBRIC is proposing a pilot initiative that aims at establishing a surface and groundwater quality database for the city of Beirut. This initiative should be replicated in the eight governorates to establish a water quality database at the national level. This database shall form the baseline from which government; international and local actors can benefit to better design the response to the water crisis in the country.
Development Objective: To help improve policies regarding surface water and groundwater quality in Lebanon
Immediate Objective: To establish a drinking water quality database from various sources (network, truck, wells, containers, bottles, etc.) and determine water quality and water-borne causality diseases especially among vulnerable communities