Morocco aims to develop resilient desalination projects. Goals

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Mr. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water, recently highlighted the development of resilient seawater desalination and brackish water demineralization projects in favor of water and food security.

​ The specific objectives of this high-level project mainly consist of promoting the sharing of experiences, innovative approaches and good practices with foreign countries, donors and financing organizations as well as private sector actors and institutions international academic institutions, to exploit resilient desalination of seawater and brackish water, promote actions and commitments in favor of sustainable seawater projects in favor of the water and food security of populations, discuss challenges related to financing desalination and demineralization and finally explore opportunities and partnerships between countries in these areas.

Mr. Nizar Baraka underlined that in application of the Royal Guidelines, Morocco adopted an approach described as a decisive turning point in view of the renewal and revitalization that it granted to the country’s water policy.

Indeed, three major levers were considered, namely: accelerating the pace of implementation of projects for the mobilization of conventional water resources, the development of unconventional water resources including the desalination of sea water and the demineralization of brackish water, and water saving, hydraulic efficiency and groundwater preservation.

It should be noted that the efforts made by the Kingdom of Morocco in recent years, by committing to the extension of its fleet of seawater desalination stations, have made it possible to increase its production capacity to 192 Mm3. /year with 15 operational stations to fully satisfy or strengthen the supply of drinking water to towns and centers, industrial and irrigation water.

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