Reuse of solid waste transported by floods

In Morocco, the floods of Ourika, aggravated by climate change, carry many solid waste downstream of the watershed. This waste pollutes drinking water, making residents sick. Our participants compost food waste and sell it. They use disposable plastic bottles to make jewelry and other craft items that they also sell. Re-using this solid waste can thus serve as a waster reduction strategy in the region and in the wadi.

Climate Related Risk

Disruption to human settlements, Human Health (general), Security, Vector-borne diseases, Changes in precipitation, Change in water quality, Change in water quantity, Flooding, More frequent and extreme events (general)

Form of Option

Behavioural, Economic, Educational, Information

Country of Origin



Households, Province, county, or region, Specific group in a society (e.g. women, Indigenous, slum-dwellers)


The option has been identified and implemented with indication that it will continue beyond the context of the project.

Institution / Legal Reach

Change in norms or ways of doing things, Change or implementation of a program