Within the framework of the challenge to the impacts of climate change, the university has been cooperating with the local community, especially with the municipalities, on activities that contribute to adaptation and reducing the risks of climate change, so it organized several campaigns, including the Cleanling Campaign along the southern shore in cooperation with the Union of Municipalities of Tire.
The students of the Islamic University carried out a cleaning campaign along the southern shore, accompanied by the administration and the care of Al-Husseini, and the result was more than wonderful.
The students of the Islamic University, led by al-Husseini and Sharaf al-Din, were armed with a hygiene kit from brooms, shovels, and bags to collect garbage from the beach or compromising the safety of the marine environment. President of the Union of Municipalities of Tire Mr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Husseini said that he thanks the students ’initiative and salutes their efforts. He hopes that all Tire citizens and Southerners will do what they can to preserve the cleanliness of their areas and the safety of their environment because this is in the public interest of all.
As for Dr. Majid Sharaf al-Din, he stressed that the university, with its administration, its educational system, and its students, will spare no effort in order to play its role fully, not only as an educational edifice but as a social, academic, cultural and even environmental entity, an entity that leaves bright imprints in the life of this wonderful city.
Research is being done to prevent climate change disasters, for example.
Title: Implementation of an automated snow monitoring system using MODIS products in Lebanon
Snow Cover Area monitoring is an important factor in studies of global climate change, regional water balance and soil moisture. Recently, the usage of remote sensing techniques has flourished. In fact, remote sensing data provides timely adequate snow cover information for large areas. While the National Center for Remote Sensing in Lebanon (CNRS) has recently established an operational monitoring room for natural resources and natural disasters, this paper presents the implementation of a fully automated snow cover monitoring system based on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite images. The system uses snow products from EOS Terra, and Aqua satellites to monitor the Snow Cover of Lebanon during the snow season (i.e. November-April). The importance of this project lies in its daily and fully automated process of acquiring, processing, storing, and displaying statistics of the snow covered areas in Lebanon. Applying a custom algorithm based on combining Terra and Aqua snow products will reduce cloud contamination.
Whereas the phenomenon of climate change is a global phenomenon that is not limited to a specific country or region, it was a focus of attention from all countries. Therefore, the Islamic University in Lebanon was a pioneer in hosting conferences related to sustainable development and climate change, including the conference that was held in the university campus under a title “Environment and Sustainable Development” on October 29, 2018, which included scientific sessions and various workshops on renewable energy, geographic information systems, and data of the natural and human environment
After climate change in Lebanon took a negative turn and caused a national water crisis, it had a negative impact on all sectors, especially the agricultural sector. The Islamic University in Lebanon played a prominent role in addressing the phenomenon of water scarcity through its cooperation with non-governmental organizations in order to rationalize water consumption. For this purpose, it organized a symposium on water crisis to present problems and solutions, in cooperation with the Bekaa Water Foundation and the Italian Civil Voluntary Work Association.