The protection and preservation of natural environments, especially water resources, is a primary objective for national and global water services. The deterioration in groundwater quality is due to the effects of human activities: in particular industrial, agricultural and domestic activities. These anthropogenic activities release dangerous products and substances into the environment. The presence of these pollutants in groundwater poses a problem with the balance of water resources and poses a risk to human health, especially when it comes to the consumption of spring water in rural areas where the majority of the population obtains its water directly from the aquifer. The water table of the Tangiers-Tetouan-Alhoceima basin - the study area - is the most heavily used and its overexploitation is due to numerous individual motor pumps. Groundwater withdrawals are concentrated in rural areas and therefore cause groundwater levels to drop. This slick has also been strongly affected by climate change.


Human activities; Water resources; Deterioration; Groundwater; Human health; Tangier-Tétouan-Hoceima.

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