Morocco’s Water Management Expertise: A Valuable Resource For Global Sharing, FAO Director-General


The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, emphasized Morocco’s expertise in water management during a press briefing in Rabat. He underscored the importance of intelligently utilizing water resources not only to address scarcity but also to foster rural development and support agriculture.

Dongyu also highlighted the potential for enhancing water efficiency and reducing consumption in urban areas, emphasizing that this is a key priority for national development, not solely the responsibility of the Water Ministry.

In response, Minister of Equipment and Water, Nizar Baraka, emphasized Morocco’s water management strategy aligned with the directives of King Mohammed VI, particularly the integrated approach linking water, food, and energy security. Baraka expressed the willingness to enhance collaboration between FAO and the Ministry to bolster scientific research aimed at better managing water resources in Morocco.

Dongyu’s visit to Morocco coincided with the 33rd session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa (ARC33) in Rabat, where discussions on water management were prominent. He highlighted Morocco’s leadership in this field, underlining the potential for sharing its experience with FAO members, especially African nations grappling with water scarcity.

Said Temsamani

Said Temsamani is a Moroccan political observer and consultant, who follows events in his country and across North Africa. He is a member of Washington Press Club.

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