News Water management plans fuel protests in eastern Morocco

RABAT: Regional and local leaders in eastern Morocco met with residents and civil society groups this week after months of protests over a water management plan set to take effect later this year.
Thousands in the town of Figuig stopped paying water bills and have taken to the streets since November to protest a municipal decision transitioning drinking water management from the town to a regional multi-service agency.
Residents worry the policy changes could jeopardize their livelihoods and, in turn, the community’s future.

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