Genesis Morocco: Prophet Joseph and Project Atlas.

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Genesis Morocco

Project Genesis is a strategic sustainable development framework for Morocco to translate from being a net importer of energy and a country facing water shortage issues, into the number one producer both of clean renewable energy and water in the region.

Thursday, December 14, 2006    <<Home

Prophet Joseph and Project Atlas.

The Chinese have a saying about cats, they say its the poor man's lion...

For a dreamer like me, hard facts that can substantiate my projects are my poor man's lions. Here's the latest addition gleaned at Veolia Water website.

108 million m3 represent the total consumption of 1.4 million people during one year. We have a projected production capacity of 648 million m3, that would be enough to service the needs of 8.4 million people during one year.

Morocco's population actually is 33,241,259 (July 2006 est source CIA), So we have here the means of providing for roughly less then a third of the population, that is a decisive and defining impact not only on our country but on our geographical area in terms of the surplusses that we can free for ressale.

Now here is an interesting venue, if we build the undeground storage needed for a 3 years production, thats 1.944 Billion cubic meters, we can save enough water to provide for the need of 25 million people during one year.

Prophet Joseph and Project Atlas.

Joseph went forth to tell the King that his dream mean that Egypt would suffer famine, and that the King should be ready for it to avoid the Egyptian from great suffering. The king followed the instruction and the land was saved from the great famine.

"[12:46] "Joseph my friend, inform us about seven fat cows being devoured by seven skinny cows, and seven green spikes, and others shriveled. I wish to go back with some information for the people."[12:47] He said, "What you cultivate during the next seven years, when the time of harvest comes, leave the grains in their spikes, except for what you eat.[12:48] "After that, seven years of drought will come, which will consume most of what you stored for them.[12:49] "After that, a year will come that brings relief for the people, and they will, once again, press juice."

Thanks to the wise policy of late king Hassan II, Morocco has built several dams for water retention and subsequently allocated those ressources for drinking water and irrigation.

Here is I think a welcome complement to that policy, let us have the water dessalinisation plants of project Atlas serve our drinking water needs, and free the dams capacity for irrigation purposes.

May I add further, making a historical link to the story of Prophet Joseph, who wisely engranged grain during the seven abondance period to provide for the people during the seven years of drought :

Let us build underground storage capacity in the billions of cube meter and store the water during the rainfall season, for if the global warming scenario has any thruth in it, then the precipitations will decreased to a certain degree, and insolation aswell as temperature will rise leading to an agravated evaporation factor for the dams.

The key for survival will be to produce more water then we consume, a challenge and an opportunity if we become competent in water dessalinisation to provide for our needs, we can develop excess capacity in order to resell to our neighbors.

As the cost per megawatt will be increasingly competitive vis a vis of oil, maybe even gas, we will be able to produce water at a very interesting cost and return hefty benefits on its sale.

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update/ august 9, 2010//Using existing phreatic napes for storage should be preferred to building storage whenever possible. Also I at the time I passed on the huge reserves we can reclaim through wastewater treatment. The two posts are now related.