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University of Amsterdam (2018)

A case for integrated water resources management (IWRM) as an inclusive approach to water governance in the Souss Massa Region of Morocco

Kiedi Augaly S.

Titre : A case for integrated water resources management (IWRM) as an inclusive approach to water governance in the Souss Massa Region of Morocco

Auteur : Kiedi Augaly S.

Université de soutenance : University of Amsterdam

Grade : Msc Thesis International Development Studies 2018

Résumé
With increasing attention to climate change, the epistemic community has aimed to mainstream inclusive approaches to governance of the effects thereof. In terms of water, that approach is Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). However, existing literature on inclusive water governance and IWRM seldom address the relationship between the two concepts. There are limited studies particularly on how the concepts converge at the level of implementation. The objective of this study was to examine how IWRM is essentially an inclusive approach to water governance. I examined this in Morocco, being a country that has agreed to the propriety of inclusive governance and adopted the approach of IWRM to attain this propriety. I specifically conducted a case study of the country’s implementation of IWRM in the Souss Massa Region. This is the breadbasket of Morocco where climate change has severely affected availability of water and the dynamics of managing access and distribution of the resource, making an inclusive approach to the governance of water very crucial. Data was collected through qualitative research methods, including observations, semi-structured interviews, and review of documents to answer the question : How is IWRM implemented as an inclusive approach to water governance in the Souss Massa Region ? Results show, first, staggering conformity to a regionalization policy aimed at ensuring institutional effectiveness by integrating various stakeholders into decision-making processes. Second, results reveal a process of implementing IWRM that pays rather insufficient attention to its integration component, thereby negatively affecting stakeholders’ access to services for the production, supply, and distribution of water. Based on these findings, I concluded that IWRM does not contribute to maximum inclusive water governance where there is insufficient attention to the integration of stakeholders. Yet, the problem is not with the IWRM framework itself but with how it is implemented. In the case of Morocco, the implementation process was bound to its monarchic political structure.

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