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UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft (2009)

Economic valuation of two technologies to import water : a case study of Morocco

Bellettini Cedeno, B.O.

Titre : Economic valuation of two technologies to import water : a case study of Morocco

Auteur : Bellettini Cedeno, B.O.

Université de soutenance : UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 2009

Résumé
For the past few years, water stress has been accelerated world widely but with moreseverity in the Middle East North African region (MENA). Simultaneously, the economicboom of countries like Morocco has triggered a faster water demand that more likely willnot be coped with the resources that the country has within their boundaries and for thisreason to import water is an imperative necessity.Two technologies are being approached on this research to mitigate the water and thereforeenhance a better economic performance of the country. These are the polyethylene bagsfilled with water to be towed from Turkey and the intercontinental water pipeline that willtransport water from the Amazon river in Brazil.A Cost-Benefit analysis was implemented to evaluate how feasible from an economicperspective were both technologies on a study case in Morocco, considering factors as theGDP growth due to water availability and the advantages that both approaches imply. Theservice provision and its characteristics of affordability, environmental protection andpredictability were considered from a public perspective in the analysis.The main findings after comparing the two technologies show that is cheaper to importwater with the polyethylene bags but the source of the intercontinental water pipeline tendsto be more reliable in terms of volume, but the risk for such infrastructure is higher whencomes to target for terrorist attacks issues.

Sujets  : water availability pipeline technology water supply cost-benefit analysis case studies Morocco

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