The Euphrates-Tigris basin is among the most important river basins in Turkey and in the Middle East. The average annual discharge of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers is 84 billion m3, which equals to the average annual flow of the Nile River. Euphrates provides 90 per cent of water, whose average annual flow is 32 billion m3, from Turkey.
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Turkey’s Transboundary Waters October 19, 2016 Shared Water Resources December 23, 2015 Reducing Water Use November 24, 2015 Water Quality November 3, 2015 Lebanon October 16, 2015
Lebanon’s water resources are severely polluted. Domestic and industrial sewage goes largely untreated and unsustainable agricultural practices worsen the situation. Lebanon’s major rivers have very high levels of bacterial contamination due to the release of raw domestic sewage, which poses a real threat to public health. The uncontrolled disposal of solid waste also leads to [...]