23 May 2014, IRIN
While the drought is short-term, the country’s inability to utilize its water resources stretches back decades. Lebanon has the highest amount of rainfall per capita in the Middle East, with an average of 8 billion cubic metres a year. Yet leakage - the water that is lost in the system through broken pipes and wastage - is so common that up to half of collected water is lost...
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