Amman, water

PROJECT’S ID

Location : Algeria (Wilaya of Ghardaïa)
Creation date : 2016
Leaders of the project : Amidoul Foundation (Dr. Ahmed Nouh)
Sector : Urban/water planning
Partners : Environment management of the wilaya of Ghardaïa

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

As part of and in continuation of the Amidoul Foundation’s Ksar Tafilelt project, the Foundation wishes to build an infrastructure project entitled “Amman” (= “Water”), aimed at installing 4 micro-water treatment plants, without chemicals and without energy consumption. The issues for this project are to participate in strengthening the sustainable development of oases by strengthening the rationality of water consumption, as well as developing a concept of water resources management.

LEADERS OF THE PROJECT

In 1997, surrounded by intellectuals, architects and scientists, Ahmed Nouh created a foundation that acts as a promoter as well as a credit agency.

FINANCING NEED

Overall cost of 800,000 euros, about 200,000 euros per station. Funding of € 200,000 per installment is expected by the Foundation.

KEY FIGURES

Total cost: 800,000 euros

ISSUES

Faced with the housing crisis in the 1990s, in 1997 the Amidoul Foundation launched a resolutely innovative urban residential project, located in Ksar Tafilelt, in the valley of M’zab Wilaya, a town in the wilaya of Ghardaia (northern part of the Algerian Sahara). Social, economic, ecological and heritage, this urban project combines architecture, sustainable development, preservation of the environment and living environment.

MEDITERRANEAN DIMENSION

Support for this eco-city built at the gates
of the Sahara and today a reference standard hailed by many international organisations (UNESCO, COP, etc.) would have a very specific resonance in sustainable urban development in North Africa. The technical solution identified by the Amidoul Foundation is Canadian in origin. However, there is nothing to prevent the investment proposal from being accompanied by a recommendation to contact a supplier of sustainable and environmentally friendly European and even French septic systems