Oxfam in Lebanon, in collaboration with LSES - Lebanese Solar Energy Society, conducted a Solar Water Pumping Technology Training in Beirut on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March, and in Chtoura, Bekaa on the 13th, 14th and 15th of March. More than 55 participants took part in the trainings, including representatives from 26 INGOS/NGOs, UN agencies, and 4 water establishments (North, South, Bekaa and Beirut).
The sessions discussed factors influencing #solarenergy production, feasibility of installing solar water pumping systems, various solar pumping design softwares, groundwater and pumping principles, and guidelines for implementing #water pumping #solar systems, among others. This initiative aims at creating an environment of coordinated effort and consideration for the inclusion of sustainable #renewableenergy sources into programme design and successful implementation of such projects.
The training in Beirut was followed with a visit to the solar water pumping station in Jiyeh area, in coordination with the Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment مؤسسة مياه بيروت وجبل لبنان.
In the Bekaa, this training implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark Danida, was followed with a visit to the solar water pumping station in Kfarzabad area, in coordination with the Bekaa Water Establishment - مؤسسة مياه البقاع.