The United Nations: Morocco Is Threatened by Drought in 2020

Similar to 2019, 2020 is likely to be marked by a severe drought in Morocco due to lack of rainfall. Indeed, a UN report predicts a low water resources year in the country.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has reported that the water stress in the Cherifian Kingdom is between 1,000 and 1,700 cubic meters of available fresh water per year per person.

According to the document, by 2025, water stress is expected to worsen. Morocco could thus experience a state of “water scarcity”, with forecasts of less than 1,000 cubic meters of available freshwater per year per inhabitant.

In the report published in August 2019 by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Morocco ranks 22nd among the countries most affected by water stress.

To counter this threat, the Moroccan government has taken decisions to increase the country’s water resources and rationalize their use, particularly in agriculture.

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