Experts blame poor choices in agriculture, growing populations and climate change for the water shortages in towns like Zagora.
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Taps are running dry in southern Morocco, and the government is searching for solutions after people took to parched streets in anger. Experts blame poor crop choices, growing populations and climate change for the water shortages in towns like Zagora, which saw repeated protests for access to clean water last month.Although water supplies have been restored in Zagora in recent days, residents complain about its poor quality.The drought in Morocco has pushed rural people toward the city each year.Faced with the proliferation of water demonstrations, King Mohammad VI last month ordered the creation of a commission, tasked with making an emergency plan that lists water shortages and proposing ways to invest in solving the problem.A water route that will cost nearly $3.6 billion aims to transfer 850 million cubic meters of water per year from the north of Morocco to the south, which is experiencing growing water stress.
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