ABSTRACT

This book demonstrates how Morocco and other semi-arid countries can find solutions to water scarcity by rediscovering traditional methods of water resource management.

The book begins by examining indigenous water heritage, considering the contribution of Islam and the mixed influences of Greek and Roman, Middle Eastern, Andalusian and Berber cultures. It then provides a thorough examination of resource management practices in Morocco throughout history, tracing the changing patterns from the instillation of agrarian capitalism in the 19th century, through the Protectorate years (1912–1956), to the 21st century. The book explains how reviving and modernizing traditional methods of water management could provide simple, accessible, and successful methods for addressing 21st century challenges, such as water scarcity and climate change. The work concludes by highlighting how these indigenous practices might be used to provide real-world practical solutions for improving water governance and therefore developing sustainable water management practices.

Reviving Indigenous Water Management Practices in Morocco will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in water resource management, indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge, and sustainable development.

part Part I|41 pages

Indigenous North African water heritage

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

chapter 1|17 pages

Reviving indigenous water heritage

part Part II|39 pages

Paradigm shift

chapter |4 pages

Introduction

chapter 3|16 pages

Modernizing water management

A historical perspective

part Part III|5 pages

New paths in water management

chapter 6|12 pages

Appropriate technologies

Managing water scarcities in the XXIst c.

chapter 7|13 pages

Towards new forms of water governance

chapter |5 pages

Conclusion

Reviving practices, revaluing people