Information Needs

During the lifetime of the project, numerous interviews were carried out in the three focus catchments of the MAT (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) region (see Regional Focus) to investigate the risk perception and information needs of stakeholders for water management in the face of climate change. The present section highlights the main results of the survey in terms of information needs.

First and foremost, the water users would like to obtain precipitation data (+ 90 %), especially concerning seasonal and autumnal precipitations. The users also require forecast data on temperatures, particularly relating to winter and spring temperatures. Indeed, there is a major demand for information on frost, snow and wind data (the latter to a lesser degree) for high-altitude sites (Fig. 1). In the three countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), the demand for hydrological data primarily concerns river discharge and groundwater levels (Fig. 1).

Figure 1: Information demand of water users in the MAT (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) region for climate and hydrological data.
Figure 1: Information demand of water users in the MAT (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) region for climate and hydrological data.