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16 Mar 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention.
16 Feb 2021 RABAT
Morocco will start building in 2021 five large dams with a total storage capacity of 525 million m3 that will enable the Kingdom to improve its drinking water and irrigation capacities. The construction of these dams, to cost the state around $538 million, is part of the national drinking water supply and irrigation program 2020-2027, said minister of Equipment & Water Abdelkader Amara at Morocco’s Upper House of parliament...
8 Feb 2021 AGADIR
A new report by the Centre of Mediterranean Integration (CMI) has assessed climate change in Morocco and revealed that the North African country faces serious challenges in terms of water scarcity and material security. The study, which was released on February 3, contains new data and maps concerning climate change in Morocco...
10 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new global initiative of 11 governments and more than 60 organisations to address the urgent need for clean and reliable energy storage.The “International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower”, to be chaired by the US Department of Energy, will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the "world’s water batteries"...
10 Nov 2020 TUNIS, Tunisia
A new partnership between international NGO the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) and the French Development Agency (AFD) aims to promote a more open dialogue of public policies and to foster regional knowledge sharing on issues and solutions that deal with water stress, declining agricultural yields and the increase of extreme weather events...
15 Oct 2020 NEW DELHI, India
In a video conversation between India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CEO of Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems, Henrik Andersen, Modi speculated that wind turbines could produce water out of thin air. Andersen smiles and replies that such ideas would keep the company’s engineers “very busy”...
12 Oct 2020 RABAT
Morocco’s National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) announced on Wednesday the signing of a loan contract with the German Development Bank (KfW). The agreement seeks to improve access to drinking water in rural northern Morocco. The funds will contribute to the supply of drinking water in the provinces of Tangier, Chefchaouen, and surrounding areas in northwest Morocco.
30 Jul 2020 ADDIS ABABA
From Mozambique in the south to Morocco in the north, 20 million people in rural and urban areas of Africa have gained access to clean drinking water for the first time, thanks to African Development Bank projects. The Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) unit conducted four evaluations related to the water sector: three project cluster evaluations (water supply and sanitation in both rural and urban contexts, and agricultural water management) and one water sector evaluation...
11 Jun 2020 OUARZAZATE, Morocco
Morocco's National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) has accelerated opening of a new water treatment facility and a 40 km network extension in order to meet increased COVID-19-related demand for clean water in the city of Ouarzazate in the southern central part of the country. The facility has a capacity of 250 litres per second and will provide service to over 140,000 people...
21 Feb 2020 AGADIR
The Agadir desalination project is along the largest projects in the Mediterranean and African region, said on Thursday Director General of the National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE), Abderrahim El Hafidi. Speaking to reporters on the occasion of the launch by HM King Mohammed VI of the irrigation network construction works from the Agadir seawater desalination station, El Hafidi said that it is a "very structuring and innovative" project, particularly in terms of optimizing production cost and pooling between the production of drinking water and irrigation water.
20 Feb 2020 ROME, Italy
A group of 23 former foreign ministers has warned that humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our species. In an 18 February statement released by members of the Aspen Ministers Forum, the ministers call for more attention to be focused on rapidly warming oceans given their importance in producing oxygen and food for the world’s population of over 7 billion people...
13 Jan 2020 RABAT
The program, announced by King Mohammed VI on 7 January, will include the construction of dams, irrigation, improving the delivery of drinking water to rural areas, the treatment and reuse of wastewater, “awareness-raising” to reduce demand and the preservation of water resources.