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Morocco - National Irrigation Water Saving Programme Support Project (PAPNEE) - Project Completion Report
Morocco is a highly water-stressed country, and it is necessary that its increasingly scarce water resources be managed as efficiently and as economically as possible, to cope with the high-energy costs involved in their mobilization. A judicious and sustainable use of irrigation water is imperative. Irrigation water accounts for more than 80% of mobilized water resources, with losses often exceeding 50% of the quantity of water drawn. The project will support the nationwide development of the National Water Saving Programme, whose aim is to convert 550,000 hectares of conventionally irrigated scheme (via sprinkler and gravity) into localized irrigation.