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According to the literature, several factors modify contaminants transfer at the watershed scale: climate, hydrogeological context, cropping practice. However the Mediterranean countries are facing dramatic shortage's risks in water supply due to the climate change's impact.
In added, the monitoring of water courses contamination remains scarce and is based on traditional grab sampling systems.
The aim of this study is the monitoring transfers of contaminants to watercourses until dam with a case study of a representative catchment in Morocco.
These wastes can modify substantially the quality of the environment. Therefore pollution has important potential impacts on water quality and, in consequence, on downstream dam's operation. For instance, the margins produced by olive oil mills is a source of water pollution. Cyanobacteries toxins are also drained by the river. Indeed, the toxical cyanobacteries are present in all aquatic ecosystems. In consequence, upstream rivers and water flows mixed these nutrients and toxins with sediments and depose ultimately the mix in the dam's basin.
Once accumulated in dam's water basin, these nutrients accelerates the grow of the cyanobacteries toxines. Then, these ones are proliferating in the dam's basin and are generating efflorescence (blue algae).
Therefore, if the objective is to solve this problem of organic pollution, the solution lies in a global approach encompassing all the interactions of the ecosystem impacted by the climate change's consequences. The adequate solution is to conceive new Integrated Water Ressource
Management – IWRM.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
National High School of Electricity and Mechanics ; National Graduate School of Engineering of the Hassan II University of Casablanca
The final objectif is to experiment and to validate an IWRM including CCA model which could be disseminated and applied across euro-med region in dam's upstream hydrographic basin.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.