Water Management and Conservation in Rural Morocco: A Follow-up Study to AUI Pilot Implementation of Drip Irrigation

Publication Year:
2012

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/iqp-all/613; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1612&context=iqp-all
Author(s):
Collins, Benjamin Marts; Baker, Jennifer L.; Badran, Khalil Fadi
Publisher(s):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tags:
Humanities and Arts; Civil and Environmental Engineering
artifact description
In the largely agricultural country of Morocco, climate change and increasing drought are depleting water resources and have severely damaged the livelihoods of farmers and the general population. Attempting to address these issues, Al Akhawayn University began a pilot project, through funding from the Canadian IDRC. Our project weighed the success of the AUI project in spreading the implementation of drip irrigation systems in the Ain Cheggag area, as well as improving the application process for government funding. In addition, we made recommendations for further extension.