Collaboration Between Water Stakeholders Needs a National Standard for Data Exchange: Exploratory Study

  • Aniss MoumenEmail author
  • Youssef Fakhri
  • Hassane Jarar Oulidi
  • Amel Barich
  • Bouabid El Mansouri
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This study aims to develop a Web service for reusing water data generated from institutional Web sites in Morocco. The results show the need for a national standard of water data exchange to improve the collaboration between stakeholders, citizens and central administration. This approach uses a prototype based on OGC Web services, Python modules, PHP tools, GIS free and open-source software to facilitate extraction, transformation and integration of “dams’ filling level.” The data was obtained from official Web site of Water Department and used to establish a prototype for dam system warming. By this experimentation, we can found that the problematic of water data exchange, still in current and may have a negative impact in collaboration between the users and producers of water data.


SOA OGC FOSS4G Python Dams Morocco 



This work was the result of collaboration with Water Department and Agency of Hydraulic Basin Guir-Ziz-Rheris. The authors wish to thank all those who contributed to this initiative and reviewers of this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aniss Moumen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Youssef Fakhri
    • 2
  • Hassane Jarar Oulidi
    • 3
  • Amel Barich
    • 4
  • Bouabid El Mansouri
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Logistics and Mathematics, National School of Applied Sciences of KenitraUniversity of Ibn TofailKenitraMorocco
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences, Department of Computer Science and MathematicsUniversity Ibn TofailKenitraMorocco
  3. 3.Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP)CasablancaMorocco
  4. 4.Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  5. 5.Faculty of Sciences, Lab_Geosciences/Natural Resources (GeNaR) Hydroinformatic SectionIbn Tofail UniversityKenitraMorocco

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