The National Association of Italian Reclamation Consortia (ANBI) also acknowledges the importance of international partnerships initiated within the DeltaMed Association.
The management of water resources in the Italian territory is a globally recognized best practice, especially by countries in the Mediterranean region, following a hydraulic culture deeply rooted in history.
Every year, delegations from numerous countries visit Italian reclamation facilities in an ongoing exchange of experiences.
An important confirmation comes from San Donà di Piave, where the management of water resources is at the center of the agreement between the Venetian Reclamation Consortium Acque Risorgive and the Draa Oued Noun Water Basin Agency in Morocco, an area affected by severe drought. This situation has forced a reconfiguration of irrigation practices in the region, which includes three economic regions (Meknès-Tafilalet, Oriental, Souss Massa Draa) and five provinces (Errachidia, Figuig, Tinghir, Midelt, and Zagora).
“The agreement,” emphasizes Francesco Vincenzi, President of the National Association of Consortia for the Management and Protection of Land and Irrigated Waters (ANBI), “is particularly significant in this time of great international tensions because, by addressing a cause of climate migration, it aligns with the directions that consider collaboration with African countries as an essential element of balance in this delicate historical phase.”
The agreement follows the official visit made by administrators of the consortium in the African country last February, revealing a serious water scarcity situation. Signing the document that defines objectives and collaboration methods were the President of the consortium, Francesco Cazzaro, and the Director of the Moroccan Agency, Abdelaati Qaimi.
“With the signing of the agreement,” explains Cazzaro, “we initiate a closer cooperation that will become a twinning program to promote the exchange of expertise in flood prevention and management, as well as in planning and distribution of water resources.”
“What has been signed with the Moroccan water agency,” concludes Massimo Gargano, General Director of ANBI, “confirms the international vocation of Italian reclamation and irrigation consortia, engaged in significant hydraulic works on the territory as well as in solidarity projects with research and the opening of new wells for water.”
Link to the original article: Water cooperation between Anbi and Morocco – AGEEI