Second FAO Nexus dialogue in Morocco
Investigating possible nexus solutions and supporting measures related to water scarcity, agricultural intensification, and sustainable energy for agriculture in the Souss-Massa river basin, Morocco.
The second nexus workshop of the FAO-SIDA project was held in Agadir, Morocco, between 4-5th March 2020. More than 30 experts from the agriculture, water, energy and environment sectors participated in the two-days workshop. The event aimed at sharing the preliminary results and outcomes of the ongoing analytical research, co-developed between KTH and Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) . Furthermore, it investigates possible nexus solutions and supporting measures related to three thematic areas: water scarcity, agricultural intensification, and sustainable energy for agriculture. PhD Candidate , from KTH-dESA, together with the researchers from Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), presented the modelling effort and the preliminary results. A number of meetings with key stakeholders to ensure close stakeholders involvement followed the workshop. In addition, the team conducted a field visit to get onsite inputs from farmers. The FAO-SIDA project aims at “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for water efficiency/productivity and water sustainability in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) countries”. To achieve that, the modelling methodology is based on integrating two modelling frameworks namely: The Water Evaluation And Planning (WEAP) model (by SEI) and a GIS-based energy model (by KTH).