The Souss‐Massa River Basin, Morocco

  • Redouane Choukr‐Allah
  • Ragab Ragab
  • Lhoussaine Bouchaou
  • Damià Barceló

Part of the The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry book series (HEC, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. R. Choukr-Allah, A. Nghira, A. Hirich, L. Bouchaou
    Pages 1-26
  3. M. Hssaisoune, S. Boutaleb, M. Benssaou, B. Bouaakkaz, L. Bouchaou
    Pages 27-56
  4. Z. E. A. El Morjani, M. Seif Ennasr, A. Elmouden, S. Idbraim, B. Bouaakaz, A. Saad
    Pages 57-93
  5. A. Elmouden, N. Alahiane, M. El Faskaoui, Z. E. A. El Morjani
    Pages 95-120
  6. Y. Ait Brahim, M. Seif-Ennasr, M. Malki, B. N’da, R. Choukrallah, Z. E. A. El Morjani et al.
    Pages 121-142
  7. M. Malki, R. Choukr-Allah, L. Bouchaou, A. Hirich, Yassine Ait Brahim, S. Krimissa et al.
    Pages 143-162
  8. Abdelaziz Hirich, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Abdessadek Nrhira
    Pages 163-196
  9. Abdelaziz Hirich, Redouane Choukr-Allah, Abdessadek Nrhira, Mouna Malki, Lhoussaine Bouchaou
    Pages 213-226
  10. Fouad Elame, Hayat Lionboui, Choukr-Allah Redouane
    Pages 275-283
  11. E. El Mahdad, L. Ouhajou, M. El Fasskaoui, A. Aslikh, A. Nghira, F. Fdil et al.
    Pages 303-333
  12. Haddouch Moha, Elame Fouad, Abahou Houria, Choukr-Allah Redouane
    Pages 335-349
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 351-355

About this book


This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the water resources in the Souss-Massa river basin in southwestern Morocco and provides novel water-management approaches to narrow the gap between supply and demand for water. It evaluates conventional water resources−surface water and groundwater−and discusses in detail rainfall harvesting into dams along the Souss and Massa wadis. Further, it explores topics including the geology of the aquifer; the risk of over exploitation; alternative water resources, such as desalinated seawater and treated domestic wastewater, as well as management approaches like Data Development Analysis and the SALTMED model. With a focus on linking scientific research to practical applications and the demands of agriculture and associated agro-industry, urbanization and tourism, which compete for the limited water resources, the book appeals to environmental scientists, geologists, engineers and environmental managers.


Desalination Environmental risk assessment Ground water resources Soil erosion Water resources development Sustainable development Wastewater reuse SALTMED Water law framework directive Tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Redouane Choukr‐Allah
    • 1
  • Ragab Ragab
    • 2
  • Lhoussaine Bouchaou
    • 3
  • Damià Barceló
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureHassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary MedicineAgadirMorocco
  2. 2.Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, CEHWallingfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity Ibn ZohrAgadirMorocco
  4. 4.Department of Environmental ChemistryIDAEA-CSICBarcelonaSpain

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