(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Rabat – During the weekly meeting of the Ministry Council on Thursday, March 15, Morocco's Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani announced that the government will soon introduce a national water plan to solve shortage problems in many regions of Morocco. The national water plan will be valid until 2050.
To ensure better management of water resources, Morocco's Water Law extends the national water plan for 30 years, said El Othmani, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) News.
The Council of Ministers held a meeting in the presence of experts, pinpointing regions that suffer from potable water shortage and discussed solutions that suit each one of them.
El Othmani emphasized that despite recent rainfalls which increased dam water volumes by 59%, emergency measures need to be taken to manage water resources for future generations:
'We must not forget to be cautious about water shortages in numerous regions. [Preventative action] is the aim of the emergency plan which we will soon present to his majesty,' El Othmani said, 'If we do not conserve this wealth [of water now], our children and our grandchildren will lose it.'
In a previous announcement, El Othmani pointed to the government's plan to desalinate five-hundred million cubic meters of local seawater in the next five years to reduce the threat of water scarcity in the future.
He also drew attention to his participation in the 8th World Water Forum on March 19th in Brazil. El Othmani attended to represent and speak on behalf of Morocco.
Hosted by the World Water Council , the World Water Forum is an international event dedicated to tackling water-related issues and finding solutions to manage critical problems on different levels.
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