Les projets

Morocco, Nihit - Marseillan


This project aims to set up a sanitation network for the village of Ighir Nouamane. It is a decentralized cooperation project between the municipality of Nihit in the Arghen valley (Province of Taroudannt, Marocco) and the municipality of Marseillan in the department of Hérault, France. The main objective is to improve access to sanitation for rural populations in the Anti-Atlas region. In parallel with the technical realization, the project includes an educational component which translates into a correspondence between the pupils of the two communes. Finally, the project is part of an integrated water resource management process. Local actors (teachers, parents, pupils, users' association, elected officials ...) are trained in good practices in water use, in the management of a drinking water network.

Ighir Nouamane is an enclosed village, accessible by the track, which has 850 inhabitants during the summer period. The village's drinking water system has existed since 2008 but there is no sanitation infrastructure, apart from the lost wells for toilet water. The village's health status is a cause for concern, and direct discharges of wastewater into the streets contribute to unsafe drinking water.


  • A wastewater treatment plant with reed beds
  • A wastewater collection system


  • 850 inhabitants have access to sanitation
  • The management of the sanitation network is sustainable through the association of users
  • Links created between the 2 territories (Arghen and Hérault) at the level of the schools


  • Improvement of village sanitary conditions
  • Improved management of water resources in the Arghen valley


  • Water Agency Rhône Méditerranée Corsica
  • County Council 34
  • Egis Foundation
  • SIWA-FGTO Foundation

The project is underway, work has not yet started.

Additional Info

  • Pays: Maroc
  • Localisation: Bassin de L'Arghen, Province de Taroudannt
  • Experts: David Lion, Jean-Pierre Mahé
  • Domaines: