This project will switch the Saiss Plain from the use of highly unsustainable groundwater to sustainable surface water. A bulk water transfer scheme from the M'Dez dam to the Saiss Plain will be created, along with the preparation of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to implement new irrigation networks. This critical infrastructure will facilitate the transfer of water from a river basin with a surplus of water to the Sebou-Saiss basin with a shortfall of water resources.
Community involvement in water governance will be promoted, together with improved awareness of climate resilience issues among end users of water services, and the promotion of best-practices, efficient irrigation techniques with a significant demonstration impact across sector and region. The result will be increased efficiency of water use and services, promoting drip irrigation and modern water demand management methods, thus strengthening capacity for adaptation to climate change in the Sebou-Saiss basin.
Expected project benefits:
GCF results areas
UN Sustainable Development Goal
* #6 Clean water and sanitation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Ms. Marta Simonetti
Tel: +44 20 7338 7259
Mr. Vlad Olievschi
Tel: +44 20 7338 6152
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