EPA Collaboration with Morocco on environmental governance began under the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). Initial work with Morocco focused on water pollution from the textile industry.
In the second phase of work, as part of EPA’s interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of State, EPA collaborated with the Moroccan Ministry of Environment on technical assistance and capacity building projects on environmental governance and enforcement. This work focused on implementing robust and sustainable permitting and compliance assurance programs for the air, water, and hazardous waste sectors. This work concluded in 2015.
In 2013, EPA also conducted a three-day workshop on Strengthening Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Rabat, Morocco, in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment.
Documents related to EPA Collaboration with Morocco may be downloaded below.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Regional Assessment of Landscape and Land Use Change in the Mediterranean Region, Morocco Case Study (1981–2003) (PDF)(23 pp, 966 K)
- Locating Changes in Land Use from Long Term Remote Sensing Data in Morocco (PDF)(8 pp, 420 K)
- Booming markets for Moroccan argan oil appear to benefit some rural households while threatening the endemic argan forest (PDF)(11 pp, 1 MB)