Morocco to push forward the National Water Plan

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The Kingdom designed an agenda to provide the country with new sources of drinking water, to reduce and alleviate the strain on limited water supply. Since water has become a very special interest in Morocco for its rarity; the government will need several major initiatives that are feasible over the next 15 years as part of its National Water Plan.

Morocco to push forward the National Water Plan

Morocco to push forward the National Water Plan

The government is vigorously looking for opportunities in strategic partnership to carry out several bold and impressive projects including desalination plants.  The said projects are expected to increase the volume and room for  water treatment and will place stress on alternative sources, while aiding the national agenda which aims to ensure that areas of the country still do not have access to drinking water are properly served.

Therefore, the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (Onee) has signed an agreement with the Spanish group specializing in renewable energy together with the subsidiary of CDG Group on the future Moroccan desalination plant venture. Once completed, it will become the biggest desalination plant in the country, having a generation capacity of 100,000 to 200,000 cubic meters of water per day and will develop access to drinking water in Agadir region and will probably deliver up to 800,000 people with drinking water for a period of 20 years.

Like the other countries, Morocco faces serious cost because of the climate change that pushed the advocacy in increased development of new water resources, starting with the proposed new desalination plant.

Another new wastewater treatment plant for the city of Aourir was also constructed which provides water to irrigate golf courses and supply hotels that are popular tourist haven.

Mohamed Dekkak