Les projets

Morocco, Adar - Montaud


This project aims to set up a drinking water network for the village of Tamjdaout. It is a decentralized cooperation project between the municipality of Adar in the Arghen valley (Province of Taroudannt) and the commune of Montaud (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 aspect, 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 village of Tamjdaout is a landlocked village situated at an altitude of 1,830 m. The population is mainly composed of women with their young children and retirees. The majority of working men go to large cities for economic reasons. In summer, Tamjdaout has 150 inhabitants.

The inhabitants feed themselves from a metafia (a tank of 6 m3 filled with rainwater). Water is stagnant and people inject bleach into the reservoir. The storage of water in the houses is then done under bad conditions (cans not disinfected, not covered). Good water quality can not be guaranteed under these conditions.


  • Development of a 10 m deep well
  • A pumping station (flow rate 1 l / s, HMT = 60 m)
  • A tank of 20 m3
  • 260 ml supply and distribution network
  • 28 meter connections


  • 150 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 inhabitants' living conditions
  • Improvement of village sanitary conditions
  • Improved management of water resources in the Arghen valley


  • Commune of Montaud
  • Commune Rural of Adar
  • Association of the village of Tamjdaout
  • Agrosparitech-ENGREF
  • FCI Development Office
  • Taroudant Water Service


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


Work on AEP is underway.

Additional Info

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