Drinking water (Morocco)

Drinking water (Morocco)
1989. Fountain in AmizMiz, High Atlas (Morocco) © AEEH

Drinking water (Morocco)

In the 80s, when the picture was taken, only 53% of the rural population of Morocco had access to drinking water, nowadays it is available to 85,3%. In the cities, the situation was much better both then, when 94% of the population were catered for, as in 2015, when the figure reached 99%. Even so, in most isolated rural and mountainous areas, water was not distributed to homes and women and girls had to fetch it.

The traditional earthenware jars were gradually changed for lighter, cheaper, more durable plastic containers, which contaminate.