- 4.5 Socio-economic impacts in the Litani basin, Lebanon
Poor water quality in the upper Litani basin and Lake Qaraoun has at least three negative economic impacts.
- Economic value is lost due to restrictions or limitations on the use of water for irrigation, fishing, swimming, or other recreational activities.
- Higher costs are incurred to treat water and render it suitable for use.
- Water-related illness imposes an economic cost on individuals and society.
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