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Tuesday 29 August 2017

World Water Week: Morocco Highlights its Experience in Water Management

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World Water Week: Morocco Highlights its Experience in Water Management

Secretary of State in charge of water, Charafat Afailal, highlighted on Tuesday in Stockholm Morocco’s experience in water management at the World Water Week.

Speaking at the meeting, Afailal underlined the importance of the challenges of security and water integrity for both the MENA region and Morocco, a country which, since its independence, has been committed to a water policy based on the  control of water resources.

Morocco still faces many challenges, including the excessive use of groundwater, she noted.

Public authorities made considerable investments to meet the needs of people in urban and rural areas, she said, adding that Morocco made huge efforts to ensure better governance of its water resources and to develop tools that would strengthen integrity in the management of water-related services.

Afailal also underscored the importance of the adoption of the new Water Law N 36-15 which is aimed at promoting a decentralized and transparent management of water resources.

The Moroccan official called for additional efforts and support for all initiatives aimed at promoting water security and integrity in the MENA region, in particular through the strengthening of international and regional cooperation.

World Water Week, which addresses this year the theme “water and waste: reduce and reuse”, is the largest annual meeting for water and development issues, organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). The Week brings together more than 3,000 participants from nearly 130 countries representing actors from governments, private sector, multilateral organizations, civil society and academia to shape joint solutions to global water challenges.

MAP 29 August 2017