Towards sustainable water management in Algeria

Nadjib Drouiche, NorEddine Ghaffour, Mohamed Wahib Naceur, Hakim Lounici, Madani Drouiche

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Abstract

Algeria aspires to protect its water resources and to provide a sustainable answer to water supply and management issues by carrying out a national water plan. This program is in line with all projects the Algerian Government is implementing to improve its water sector performance. The water strategy focuses on desalination for the coastal cities, medium-sized dams to irrigate the inland mountains and high plateau, and ambitious water transfer projects interconnecting Algeria's 65 dams to bring water to water scarce parts of the country. Waste water treatment and water reclamation technologies are also highly sought after. The main objective of the country's water policy consists on providing sufficient potable water for the population supply. This objective is undertaken by increasing the water resources and availability. © 2012 Desalination Publications. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-284
Number of pages13
JournalDesalination and Water Treatment
Volume50
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering

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