Towards sustainable water management in Algeria

N. Drouiche, N. Ghaffour, M.W. Naceur, H. Lounici
Desalination and Water Treatment, 50, no. 1-3, (2012)

Towards sustainable water management in Algeria


Algeria, Water strategy, Desalination, IWRM, Water scarcity, Climate change


​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.


DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2012.719477


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