Saiss Water Conservation Project (GCF-FP043)

Countries
  • Morocco
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Apr 1, 2017
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Borrower
Ministry of Agriculture and Maritime Fisheries (MAMF)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 34.12 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 220.57 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020


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Project Description

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

Investment Description

Contact Information

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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