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1 Aug 2022 RABAT
Recent data has revealed alarming figures pertaining to the water deficit recorded at various water basins in the country. The National Office for Electricity and Drinking Water has admitted its inability to provide 54 cities and centres with drinking water in this summer. Environmental factors, high demands and over-exploitation of groundwater for farming cited.
2 Jun 2022 RABAT
Sharp decrease in rainfall, increase in temperatures, predictions of agricultural shortfall.
22 Mar 2022 RABAT, Morocco
Morocco’s water scarcity problems have been acknowledged by the Moroccan Court of Accounts which has made recommendations for new measures to tackle the problem in its newly released annual audit report. The agency acknowledges progress already made to proactively address the decline in water resources...
1 Mar 2022 RABAT, Morocco
Government supports public awareness campaigns, water rationing, continued investment in desalination and food subsidies. Agriculture and tourism hard hit.
7 Jan 2022 RABAT, Morocco
Funding of several projects that strengthen water production systems and water treatment facilities will improve water security and sustainability throughout Morocco.
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.