(The Daily Star/AUB, HO)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Looking past the dramatic effects of storm Norma, researchers at the second annual Climate Change Student Competition at the American University of Beirut offered new ideas to tackle the growing issue of water scarcity. Amani Matar, a master's student at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, was one of the joint winners of the event with a project considering alternative uses for water in the Litani River basin.Currently, water users in the Litani "allocate water in a way to solve urgent issues," Matar told The Daily Star, rather than distributing it in the most efficient manner possible. The academic said her research would consider how water could be allocated between a number of different users, including those in the environmental, domestic, hydropower and agriculture sectors. This year's competition was expanded to students outside AUB, a move Farajallah said would open up the competition to more diverse research and increase its impact.
Arms imports could increase regional instability: experts
Local NGOs find new ways to raise money
Competition aims to restart housing debate
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE