Sebou river basin - Morocco

Sebou basin demo-site


Geographic information

Country: Morocco

Location and population: Coastal, South MED - 6.2 million people

Basin area: 40000 Km2


The Moroccan demo site, situated in the Sebou basin coastal region, is a remarkable natural gem that spans an impressive 40,000 square kilometers. Its distinctive landscape features a mild temperate climate, characterized by dry summers. The site ecological significance is immediately evident, as it hosts an impressive tally of 39 recognized wetlands, including 7 Ramsar sites, and boasts 2 National parks within its boundaries. This makes the Sebou basin a pivotal center for biodiversity and an essential focal point for conservation efforts.

Key Stakeholders


Agence du Bassin Hydraulique du Sebou:

As a public agency, they possess valuable in-situ hydrological and meteorological data of the Sebou basin, playing a crucial role in water management.

Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation:

This investor foundation focuses on funding priority projects in water management, both within the Sebou basin and the broader Mediterranean region.

MAVA Foundation pour la Nature:

A non-governmental organization (NGO) with a strong interest in multi-sectoral water management in regions facing data scarcity.


An international NGO providing financial and technical support for sustainable development initiatives.

OurMED is part of the PRIMA programme supported by the European Union.