Morocco

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar (in French): H2O Maghreb – une formation innovante pour les jeunes professionnels du secteur de l’eau

Compte-tenu de sa croissance démographique, de son urbanisation rapide et de son économie en plein développement, qui résultent en une augmentation de la demande en eau, la lutte contre la pénurie d’eau est devenue une priorité nationale au Maroc.

Ce webinaire, le mercredi 2, octobre (14h-15h HEC) présentera le projet H2O Maghreb, un partenariat public-privé qui a pour but d’améliorer les pratiques industrielles et municipales de gestion de l'eau au Maroc d'une manière inclusive et durable.

Les objectifs de ce webinar sont :

Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: H2O Maghreb – Providing Innovative Training for Young Water Professionals

Wednesday, October 2, 9–10 a.m. EDT/ 2–3 p.m. CET

Mitigating water scarcity is a national priority in Morocco, where a growing population, rapid urbanization, and developing economy are increasing the country’s demand for water. This webinar will present information on the H2O Maghreb project, a public-private partnership initiative that aims to improve industrial and municipal water management practices in an inclusive and sustainable way.

Project

Middle East Water Security Initiative BAA #3 - Ultra Low Energy Drip Irrigation for MENA Countries

This activity will design and field validate ultra-low pressure drip irrigation systems for the MENA region that will cut pumping energy by 50%, enable drip systems to run on low-pressure municipal water supplies, and facilitate the dissemination of low-cost, solar-powered drip irrigation solutions with up to 40% lower capital costs. The implementer will partner with a private sector partner to mainstream the technology into existing production lines for wider regional dissemination. The target areas are Jordan and Morocco.

Final Report

Participatory Planning for Improving Water Use Efficiency in River Basins

Due to its geographical location and to the natural features of its climate, the MENA region figures historically among the most water scarce areas of the world and water management issues have always represented significant challenges. However, the region now faces an increasing and alarming water scarcity due to the growing pressure on water resources induced by the economic development and demographic growth.

Article

How Morocco Is Training Country’s Next Generation of Water Managers

Morocco is staring into an uncertain water future. With a median population age of only 27, Morocco is a youthful nation in transition, contending with the interwoven challenges of urbanization, rapid population growth, industrialization, and climate change. These trends have collectively increased pressure on the country’s most vulnerable natural resource, water, with demand and competition for freshwater mounting with each passing year.

Partnership

Water and Development Alliance

The Water and Development Alliance (WADA) is a collaboration between the USAID and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, managed by the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, to promote improved water management and expand clean water access to help build sustainable communities in the developing world.

Article

Reducing the Drip of Irrigation Energy Costs

Throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, fresh water is being consumed faster than it is being replenished. Irrigation accounts for most of this use. Unlike traditional flood-style or rain-fed irrigation, drip irrigation delivers controlled amounts of water directly to each plant through a series of tubes and emitters. This can reduce agricultural water consumption by 30 to 60 percent and increase crop yields by 20 to 50 percent, yet only 27 percent of the irrigated cropland in MENA countries uses the technology.