Mobilising funding in the water sector

The potential for private sector participation and desalination in the levant region

Piia Moilanen, Ulla-Maija Mroueh

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Abstract

The need to mobilize funding to the water sector in four countries of Levant is discussed. The water infrastructure in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria is deficient. Therefore there is a need for massive investments in water infrastructure over the next decade. The emphasis in Middle Eastern countries have been in mobilizing new water resources, while water use efficiency has received less attention. Due to the increasing water demand and serious water deficit, an improvement of water efficiency will, however, not suffice. More expensive solutions, such as an increase of desalination capacity are needed for tackling water scarcity. The limited public funding resources are an obstacle to developing the necessary water services. Therefore the role of financing mechanisms will become increasingly important. All the Levant countries have already realized that there is a need to attract more private funding to the sector, and are in different stages of development of clear procedures and an adequate legal framework to encourage private participation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Blue Gold
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives on Water Security in the Levantine Middle East
EditorsMari Luomi
Pages109-125
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Publication series

NameFIIA report
PublisherFIIA The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Ulkopoliittinen instituutti
Number25
Volume2010
ISSN (Print)1458-994X

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Moilanen, P., & Mroueh, U-M. (2010). Mobilising funding in the water sector: The potential for private sector participation and desalination in the levant region. In M. Luomi (Ed.), Managing Blue Gold: New Perspectives on Water Security in the Levantine Middle East (pp. 109-125). FIIA Report, No. 25, Vol.. 2010
Moilanen, Piia ; Mroueh, Ulla-Maija. / Mobilising funding in the water sector : The potential for private sector participation and desalination in the levant region. Managing Blue Gold: New Perspectives on Water Security in the Levantine Middle East. editor / Mari Luomi. 2010. pp. 109-125 (FIIA Report; No. 25, Vol. 2010).
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Managing Blue Gold: New Perspectives on Water Security in the Levantine Middle East. ed. / Mari Luomi. 2010. p. 109-125 (FIIA Report; No. 25, Vol. 2010).

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