The Moroccan Water Coalition (COALMA) presented, Wednesday in Rabat, a “Blue Book” orientation document to capitalize on the collective memory of the good practices of its members over the period 2016-2019. About fifty pages on natural risks and the sustainability of water, this book translates several actions of COALMA into concrete measures, with a view to sharing them with national and international actors and contributing to the long-term sustainability of resources. water and to promote Moroccan expertise.
This book is the result of the collective intelligence of all the water stakeholders who gathered “for the first time around the same table”, said Houria Tazi Sadeq, president of the Coalition in a statement to the press. Each member made a presentation in which he defined his job, the challenges he faces and the commitments he makes to improve everything related to the issue of water and sanitation, she added. . “We then made a synthesis of this set including all the meetings that we organized and we carried out visits which made it possible to draw 9 main recommendations,” said Houria Tazi Sadeq, noting that each is broken down into ready sub-recommendations. to be implemented. In this wake, COALMA calls for developing an updated knowledge of water assets and natural risks, to define a legal and institutional framework for responsible governance, to develop unconventional water resources and to pay attention to agriculture, a area that consumes a lot of water.
For his part, the President of the World Water Council, Loïc Fauchon, stressed that securing the resource makes it possible to have water with the required quantity and quality. We must therefore provide solutions to the water suffering due to inaction and human errors as well as to various threats, particularly climate, continued Loïc Fauchon in a prerecorded speech, congratulating the Coalition for “this initiative. that we would like to see in several countries ”.
For his part, Abdoulaye Sene, President of the Preparatory Committee for the 9th World Water Forum scheduled for Dakar, noted, in a videoconference intervention, that this book, produced at the end of 2020, is timely and addresses the dimension of responsible water governance that provides answers through the use of a wealth of experience. The Moroccan Water Coalition is a non-profit association under Moroccan law, created in October 2016 on the eve of the organization of the COP22 in Marrakech, with the support of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises.