238 km of living barriers to be constructed
228 km of of stone bunds to be constructed
Re-greening at the foot of the Jebilet mountains
With 62% of rainwater unused in the region of Marrakesh, rainwater harvesting, combined with reforestation, sustainable agriculture and soil improvement are great opportunities to kick start the ecosystems of semi-arid regions in the Kingdom.
The first project of the Hydrologic Corridor Morocco, will be located between Marrakech and Ben Guerir about 10 km East of Sidi Bou Othmane. The project area has a surface area of 3,000 ha (30 km2) and ranges from the northern flanks of the Jebilet mountains down to the Sidi Bou Othmane – El Kelaa des Sraghna road.
Through a series of interventions, ranging from stone bunds with agroforestry and soil improvement to spate irrigation, we will restore approximately 3,000 ha of land in a sustainable manner in this area. We will restore the ecosystem, have a positive effect on the local and regional climate and significantly improve the livelihood of the local community.
We are now in the final phase of the design, which is being done in close cooperation with the community and other stakeholders.
We expect to start the implementation later in 2017.