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Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for Awali-Beirut Water Conveyer Project

(Study Update)

Final Report

Prepared by:



Earth Link and Advanced Resources Development s.a.r.l.

(ELARD)

Submitted to:



Council for Development and Reconstruction

(CDR)

Date of Submission:



August 2, 2010


ELARD lebanon

Council For Development and Reconstruction

Document Type:

Assessment Report

Project Ref::




Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

No. of Pages:



ESIA for Awali-Beirut Water Conveyer Project

Version

Final Report


Approved by


Ramez Kayal

General Manager

Reviewed by

Ricardo Khoury

Senior Environmental Specialist

Prepared by

Rachad Ghanem

Senior Hydrogeologist/ Project Manager

Hanadi Musharafiyeh

Social Economist

Wafaa Halabi

Socio-Economist

Basma Shames

Geologist / Field Coordinator

Carlo Bekhazi

Environmental Consultant

Ghada Chehab

Environmental Expert

Rana Ghattas

Quality Management Responsible

Disclaimer

This report has been prepared by ELARD , with all reasonable skill, care and diligence within the terms of the contract with the client, incorporating our General Terms and Conditions of Business and taking account of the resources devoted to it by agreement with the client. The information contained in this report is, to the best of our knowledge, correct at the time of printing. The interpretations and recommendations are based on our experience, using reasonable professional skill and judgment, and based upon the information that was available to us. This report is confidential to the client and we accept no responsibility whatsoever to third parties to whom this report, or any part thereof, is made known. Any such party relies on the report at their own risk.



ELARD

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Pere Yacoub Street

Sin El Fil, 2708 5803

Tel: +961 (1) 512121/2

Fax: +961 1 512123



www.elard-group.com



Table of Contents

Table of Contents iii

List of Tables vii

List of Figures x

Executive Summary I

Introduction I

Legal and Institutional Framework I

Project Description I

Environmental and Social Baseline Study III

Public Consultation VIII

Environemntal and Social Impact Assessment IX

Environmental and Social Management Plan XII

1. Introduction 1

1.1 Background Information 1

1.2 General Project Description and Location 1

1.3 ESIA Objectives 2

1.4 ESIA Report Structure 2

2. Legal and Institutional Framework 1

2.1 Introduction 1

2.2 Institutional Framework and Sector Organization in Lebanon 1

1.1.1 Institutional Framework for the Protection of the Environment 1

1.1.2 Main Public Stakeholders concerned with the project 3

1.1.3 Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) 3

1.1.4 Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MoPWT) 4

1.1.5 Higher Council for Urban Planning (HCUP) 4

1.1.6 Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) 5

1.1.7 Ministry of Interior and Municipalities 5

1.1.8 Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) 6

1.1.9 Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water and Wastewater Establishment (BMLWWE) 7

1.1.10 Litani River Authority 8

1.1.11 Municipalities 9

2.3 Lebanese Environmental Regulations and Standards 11

1.1.12 Overview of the Legal Framework in Lebanon 11

1.1.13 Synopsis of the Legislative Framework for Environmental Protection 12

1.1.14 EIA Draft Decree and Project Relevance to Environmental Protection Law 13

1.1.15 Relevant National Environmental Standards 14

1.1.16 Expropriation Law and Procedures 17

2.4 International Agreements and Treaties 20

1.1.17 Relevant International Guidelines and Standards 21

3. Project Description 1

3.1 Project Components 1

3.2 Construction Aspects 7

1.1.18 Tunnels 7

1.1.19 Ouardaniye WTW 13

1.1.20 Pipelines 13

1.1.21 Distribution Chamber and Reservoirs 13

1.1.22 Working Areas 13

1.1.23 Access Roads 14

3.3 Operational Aspects 14

1.1.24 Sources of Water 14

1.1.25 Joun Regulation Structure 16

1.1.26 Tunnel and Pipelines 16

1.1.27 Ouardaniye WTW 16

1.1.28 Khalde Surge Structure 17

1.1.29 Khalde Flow measurement and Sampling Chamber 17

1.1.30 Khalde Distribution Chamber 18

1.1.31 Hadath 90 and 125 and Hazmieh 90 Reservoirs 18

3.4 Water Quality and Treatment Process 18

1.1.32 Raw Water Quality 18

1.1.33 Treated Water Quality 21

1.1.34 Water Treatment Process Scheme 23

4. Analysis of Alternatives 1

4.1 Introduction 1

4.2 No Project Option 1

4.3 Formulation of Options 1

1.1.35 Constraints 1

1.1.36 Water Transmission Options 2

1.1.37 Water Treatment Options 2

4.4 Detailed Evaluation 3

1.1.38 Location of Treatment Plant 3

1.1.39 Means of Transmission 3

1.1.40 Water Treatment Process 6

1.1.41 Cost 9

1.1.42 Security 9

1.1.43 Maintenance 9

1.1.44 Operational Flexibility 10

1.1.45 Environmental Impact 10

4.5 Selection of Preferred Option 10

5. Environmental and social Baseline 1

5.1 Introduction 1

5.2 Climate and Air Quality 1

5.3 Ambient Noise Level 1

1.1.46 Data Collection 1

1.1.47 Results 3

1.1.48 Discussion 4

5.4 Geology and Soils 5

1.1.49 Stratigraphy 5

1.1.50 Structure 5

5.5 Water Resources 7

5.6 Land Use and Landscape 7

5.7 Biological Environment 8

1.1.51 General Ecology 9

1.1.52 Sites Description 10

5.8 Cultural Heritage 16

5.9 Socio Economic Environment 16

6. Public Consultation 1

6.1 Introduction 1

6.2 Review of Previous Consultations 1

6.3 Recent Consultations 1

6.4 Public Participation Meeting 1

7. Environemental Impact Assessment 5

7.1 Introduction 5

7.2 Methodology of Impact Evaluation 5

1.1.53 General Approach 5

1.1.54 Impact Evaluation Pre-Screening Level 6

1.1.55 Impact Evaluation Secondary Screening Level 6

1.1.1 Listing of Environmental Impact Severity 8

7.3 Potential Impacts on Ambient Air Quality 9

1.1.2 Impacts from Combustion and Exhaust Emissions 9

1.1.3 Impacts from Dust Generation 12

7.4 Potential Impacts on Soil and Landscape 14

1.1.4 Impacts of Project Footprint 15

1.1.5 Impact on Soil Quality from Blasting Operations 16

1.1.6 Impacts from Solid and Liquid Waste Generation 17

1.1.7 Impacts from Accidental Spills of Fuel, Oil and Chemicals 19

1.1.8 Spill Prevention and Response Plan 21

7.5 Potential Impacts on Water Resources 21

1.1.9 Impacts from Construction Activities 22

1.1.10 Impacts from Operational Activities 23

7.6 Potential Impacts on Biodiversity 26

7.7 Potential Impacts on Archeology and Cultural Heritage 28

7.8 Potential Socio-Economic Impacts 29

1.1.11 Impacts From Construction Phase 29

1.1.12 Impacts From Operational Phase 32

7.9 Summary of the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment before and after Mitigation 33

8. Environmental Management Plan 1

8.1 Introduction 1

8.2 Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) 1

8.3 ESMP Implementation Plan 10

1.3.1 Roles and responsibilities 10

8.4 Capacity Building 11

1.4.1 Training Needs during Construction Phase 11

1.4.2 Training Needs during Operation Phase 11

8.5 Verification & Monitoring 12

1.5.1 Monitoring and Inspection Plan during the Construction Phase 12

1.1.13 Reporting 17

9. References 1

10. Appendices 1

Appendix A: Topographic Maps (1/20,000) 2

Appendix B: Location Drawings 3

Appendix C: Satellite Images and Photographs 4

Appendix D: Sludge 5

Appendix E: Noise Raw Data 6

Appendix F: Archaeological Report 7

Appendix G: Social Survey Questionnaires 8

Appendix H: Flyer 9

Appendix I: Consultations 10

Appendix J: Expropriation 11

Appendix K: CEMP Template 12

Appendix L: CDR HSE Guidelines 13

Appendix M: Map of Component 2 14

Appendix N: EHS Guideline Water Sanitation 15

Appendix O: Water Sampling Analysis Results 16





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