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Assessment of climate change impacts on groundwater resources using RICCAR data in the Beni-Amir aquifer (Tadla complex, Morocco)
Lead Author: ESCWA


This technical report presents an evaluation of climate change impacts on groundwater resource availability and use in Morocco, specifically groundwater abstraction from the Tadla aquifer complex system that supplies domestic water as well as large irrigation schemes in the Beni-Amir agricultural area. The pilot study was based on projections by the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR) which showed that the Arab region will experience rising temperatures and largely decreasing precipitation, as well as changes in runoff and recharge. Funding for the technical report was provided by the Government of Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) under a project focused on water and food security in a changing climate context.

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The central aim of this Regional Knowledge Hub is to provide access to information that can facilitate cooperation, coordination, dialogue and exchange among Arab States, organizations and stakeholder and to support awareness raising as well as regional networking and exchange on issues related to climate change and water resources in the region. Access to RICCAR assessment findings and associated datasets is being made available on this Regional Knowledge Hub, which is comprised of two open-access components: a website and a data portal. This online platform complements, and builds upon, the findings and processes already presented in the main report and its technical annex, as well as the series of publications that elaborate further on the work being pursued collectively under RICCAR.