Bisri Valley is the proposed site of Lebanon’s second-largest dam, a mega-project aimed to serve Beirut’s growing population.…
The Bisri Valley extends some 6 miles along a tributary of the Awali River.

The government says a dam in the valley is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corrupt project.…
The proposed dam would bring water to Beirut’s ever-ballooning neighborhoods.

The growth underscores an existential threat to the region as governments contend with a future in which they can no longer support some of the fastest-growing populations.…
For Lebanon, Bisri would be the price for limiting those dangers. The valley would vanish.

The dam would submerge agricultural fields, forests and wild lands, displacing thousands of farmers and workers in adjacent villages.…
A mix of activist campaigns, political protests and a national tragedy put the building of the dam on pause.

But the dam project remains on the government’s books; it needs a parliamentary decision to rescind it.…
Read more from @nabihbulos on the Bisri Valley dam project at…

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