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Integrated water resources management in Morocco


Titre : Integrated water resources management in Morocco

Pays : Maroc

Lead executing agency : Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment (MEMEE)
Commissioned by : German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Overall term : 2008 to 2018

Context _Moroccan water resources are unevenly distributed over its regions and heavily dependent on climatic variations. Pollution from households, industry and agriculture poses an ever greater threat. Increased demand for drinking water for tourism, industry and above all agriculture has led to the overuse of water resources, with major implications for the country’s socioeconomic development. In order to counter this situation, Moroccan-German technical cooperation is supporting the implementation of the new National Water Strategy.

The integrated water resources management programme (Appui à la gestion intégrée des ressources en eau – AGIRE) is a partnership between the Moroccan State Secretariat for Water and the Environment (Secrétariat d’Etat chargé de l’Eau et de l’Environnement – SEEE), the regional water management agencies (Agence de Bassin Hydraulique – ABH) of the Tensift, Souss-Massa-Drâa and Oum Er-Rbia basins as well as GTZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The programme is made up of three components (2008-2011) :
1. improvement of institutional, legal and organisational structures in the water sector ;
2. capacity building of water management agencies and the State Secretariat for Water ;
3. improvement of communication, information management and dialogue between actors in the water sector.

The programme’s contents concentrate on four issues :
1. improving the monitoring and control systems in water management planning ;
2. protecting groundwater resources ;
3. promoting the reuse of wastewater ;
4. reinforcing the participation of the various actors to enhance water resources planning and management.

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