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Morocco

Progress on achieving SDG 6

2020 Voluntary National Review

Morocco reported widespread access to drinking water in rural and urban areas reached over 97% in 2019. It was also reported that Morocco has started initiatives of mobilizing unconventional water to meet the increased demand for water, including desalination of seawater and reuse of wastewater practices. Regarding these initiatives, it was reported that the volume of wastewater treated and mobilized for reuse reached 64 Mm3/year in 2019, with an objective of reaching 100 Mm3/year in 2020 and 341 Mm3/year by 2050.  

Morocco committed to a national policy for the control and mobilization of water resources and the adoption of an integrated planning and management approach. They reported that this policy has made it possible to provide the country with a critical hydraulic infrastructure, which currently consists of 145 large dams that have a capacity of 18.6 billion m3, and 130 small dams with a capacity exceeding 100 million m3. There are also 14 other large dams under construction.  

Additionally, Morocco’s liquid sanitation services have reportedly seen significant progress over the past two decades due to the implementation of National Sanitation Program (PNA) in 2006. Access to sanitation services at the national level increased from 96.5% in 2016 to 96.9% in 2018. It is reported that in order to strengthen the integrated management of sanitation services, Morocco launched in 2019 a participatory framework called the National Mutualized Sanitation Program (PNAM) which brings together the National Sanitation Program (PNA), the National Rural Sanitation Program (PNAR) and the National Program for the Reuse of Purified Wastewater, with the goal of improving the rate of connection to the sanitation networks, as well as promoting the reuse of purified wastewater, particularly in golf course irrigation and green spaces. 

Read the full report here: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/26405VNR_2020_Morocco_Report_French.pdf 

 

*The information reflected on this page has been taken directly from the official VNR received from this Member State. The information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations. 

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