4.3 billion DH allocated budget for water resources in the provinces of Guelmim

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The budgetary allocation for the aquifer contract Provinces Guelmim, Tan-Tan, Assa-Zag and Tata is estimated at 4.291 billion dirhams in 2020.

4.3 billion DH allocated budget for water resources in the provinces of Guelmim

4.3 billion DH allocated budget for water resources in the provinces of Guelmim

The aquifer contract intends to improve knowledge of groundwater resources and expand ways of managing them through the participation of users in the integrated management of water resources.

According to officials of the Agency hydrological basin of Souss-Massa-Draa, the contract provides for the execution of a participatory policy and the growth of an action plan in reference to the commendations of the national strategy for the water and integrated water resources of river basins and Draa Guelmim development master plan to protect groundwater and to attain sustainable development.

Therefore, this region will have an integrated water resources development master plan (clam) Basin Guelmim within a framework of collaboration with all stakeholders in the water sector, which aspires to handle supply through the use of surface water and water conservation, improvement and endorsement of the principle of good governance, involving all users (agricultural and domestic) at the correct management of this essential commodity.

The underground water table is the main source of supply for the inhabitants of the province of Guelmim drinking water. Nonetheless, the shortage because of rising demand for water use does not allow meeting the increasing needs of this vital commodity due to accelerated intensification and demographic progress of the agricultural sector.

An analysis has just been finished on the desalination of brackish water and the possibility of the project with the softening of their ability to connect to the supply of the city of Guelmim network, pending the construction of two “dams Fask “and” Assaka “that will, according to the Agency, not only to meet the drinking water needs over the next three decades, but give to the development of agriculture in the region and the supply of the water table Basin Guelmim.

Mohamed Dekkak