Record-Breaking Heatwave Worsens Water Crisis in Morocco

Record-Breaking Heatwave Worsens Water Crisis in Morocco


Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco is currently facing a significant reduction in its surface water resources due to a rise in temperature. According to climate change and environmental expert Mohamed Benabou, excessive heat witnessed this year has resulted in the evaporation of approximately 10% of the country’s surface water resources.

The expert is apprehensive about the long-term effects of the scorching temperatures on the nation’s water reserves.

Benabou stressed that the process has been initiated earlier than expected this year. The record-breaking heatwave, with temperatures soaring to as high as 44-45 degrees Celsius in certain regions, has raised concerns regarding the sustainability of the country’s water resources and the well-being of its inhabitants.

If this trend persists, water scarcity and drought may become more frequent, causing severe consequences for both Morocco’s environment and its population.

The Moroccan Times.