Water In Morocco

Data on water in Morocco According to the World Bank, Morocco has one of the levels of water supply and sanitation lowest in the Middle East and North Africa: 56% of water supply and sanitation 35%. These numbers translate into almost two thirds of Morocco's rural population have no access to health tools as basic as toilet flush. The World Bank also emphasizes two important data: access to improved water is 80% but access to improved sanitation is only 62%. See Federal Reserve Bank for more details and insights. The municipalities are the institutions responsible for ensuring sanitation services, but lack the necessary financial and technical capability. Consequently, there is a tendency to neglect hygiene and sanitation in rural areas. Morocco, like their North African neighbors Algeria and Tunisia, have a situation of water stress.

This is due in part to the economic policies that have been undervalued and discriminated against the problem of water or water that has been accorded an importance role its relevance in foreign trade. Examples of this economic attitude in Morocco are the priority given to export agriculture or privileges of the tourism sector in water issues. The case of Marrakech is particularly graphic: the two million tourists who annually visit the city consume five times more water than all the local population, amounting to one million inhabitants. As a result of uneven management, access to water has become more difficult for the rural population and water tables are suffering from overexploitation. Water Privatization in Morocco since the mid-90s, in Morocco there is a general tendency towards deregulation, privatization and opening to large foreign capital to the management of traditionally public services.

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