Les projets

Morocco Toughmart - SIEA Ganges


This project aims to set up a drinking water network for the village of Tidriouine. It is a decentralized cooperative project between the commune of Toughmart in the valley of the Arghen (Province of Taroudannt) and the SIEA of Ganges (department of Hérault, France). The main objective is to improve access to water for the rural populations of this region of the Anti-Atlas. 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 (IWRM) 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 and in IWRM .

The inhabitants of the village of Tidriouine fed water from canals at the bottom of the village, which originated in the wadi. Water was used for all uses (beverage, livestock, laundry, agriculture). The inhabitants were thus subjected to a daily chore of water by transporting cans of water to their dwelling. Water quality was very problematic: water was soiled by solid waste, animals were drinking water, and cans were not disinfected for storage of water.

The drinking water project benefits the 700 inhabitants of the village of Tidriouine.


  • Development of a 160 m deep borehole
  • A pumping station (flow rate 1 l / s, HMT = 220 m)
  • A reservoir of 50 m3 in height above the village
  • A 3,300 ml supply and distribution network
  • 160 Counter Connections


  • 700 inhabitants have access to drinking water
  • The management of the AEP 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 the living conditions of the inhabitants
  • Improvement of village sanitary conditions
  • Better management of water resources in the Arghen valley


  • SIEA (Inter-municipal Water and Sanitation Syndicate) of Ganges
  • Toughmart Township
  • Association of the village of Tidriouine
  • Agrosparitech-ENGREF
  • FCI Development Office
  • Taroudant Water Service


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

This project comes to the end, the inauguration of the drinking water network took place in May 2017.






Additional Info

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