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The Matfias, a traditional tool for rural water harvesting & storage in Morocco
Abda region as case study

This case study has been compiled in 2012-13 (phase III) with a grant from the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF).

Credits

Author: Mr Zakaria LAHLAL: chercheur université Mohamed V Souissi / CMED 

Revision and Enrichment: Mohamed Ftouhi & ElGhazouani Abdelkarim, CMED, E: cmepe2000@yahoo.fr

English translation & editing: Iro Alampei, MIO-ECSDE

 

Bibliography

FRENCH / ENGLISH

  • Abdellatif Benchrifa & Will D.Swearingen : L’Afrique du nord face aux menaces écologiques, Publications de la Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Hmaines –Rabat 1995.
  • Ferré M. & Ruhard, J – Les bassins des Abda-Doukkala et du Sahel, de Azemmour à Safi - Ressources en eau du Maroc – Tome 2 – 1975.
  • Gigout – Etudes géologique sur laMeseta Marocaine occidentale (Arrière Pays de Casa, Mazagan et Safi) – 1951.
  • Kabbaj A. & Combe M – Présentation du domaine atlantique - Ressources en eau du Maroc – Tome 2 – 1975.
  • Naser I.FARUQUI, Asit K.BISWAS et Murad J.BINO «la gestion de l’eau selon l’islam», collection: Economie et Développement, 2003.
  • Water in the Arab world, perspectives and Prognoses. Edited by Peter Roger & Peter Lydon
  • Zakaria LAHLAL: La morphogenèse et la dynamique du littoral de Safi.PFE, Département des sciences naturelles et de Géographie, faculté polydisciplinaire de Safi.2010.
  • Sandrine SIMON, (2011) Open University, UK, “From Traditional to Modern Water Management Systems; Reflection on the Evolution of a  ‘Water Ethic’ in Semi-Arid Morocco Available at http://oro.open.ac.uk/32297/2/

 ARABIC

  •  الحسين إسكان – تكنولوجيا التحكم في الماء بالجنوب المغربي خلال العصر الوسيط – مجلة أمل – العدد 24 .
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  • عز الدين كرا – عبدة المجال والقبيلة ضمن سهل دكالة (قراءة تاريخية) – مداخلات المناظرة التي نظمت حول هيكلة الجهة وتدبير شؤونها – 1998.
  • كريمة صحيف – الموارد المائية بعبدة: الدينامية والإعداد – بحث لنيل الإجازة – الكلية المتعددة التخصصات بآسفي - 2005/2006.

IMAGES

A few words about Club Marocain de l'évironnement et le development (CMED)

CMED was established in 1986 as a national Association of Morocco. Its main objectives are:

  • Promoting information, education and communication (IEC) related to  the environment, population and sustainable Development;
  • Completion of field studies on issues of environmental and community development;
  • Implementation of field activities on environmental education and education for sustainable development

Its priority areas include the following themes: Water, biodiversity, renewable energy &  climate change, soil protection and the fight against desertification, prevention against the various sources of solid, liquid pollution, the human settlements & the environmental issues, the impact of human activities on the environment balance and education for sustainable development.

CMED is a member of various networks such as the MIO-ECSDE (Greece) / RAED (Egypt) / Espace associatif ( Morocco). 

Contacts

CMED- Faculté des Sciences de l'Education- Madinat Al IRFANE- Rabat- Maroc
T: 00212661546594, E: cmepe2000@yahoo.fr