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Cap Djinet Sea Water Desalination Plant (Algeria)
Fecha: 07/10/2019
Autor / es: Piedra, Juan; Ricart, Joan Enric
Tipo de documento: Study and Monograph
Áreas: Economics; Service and Operations Management
Idiomas: English
Área geográfica: Algeria
Cita bibliográfica: Piedra, Juan; Ricart, Joan Enric, "Cap Djinet Sea Water Desalination Plant (Algeria)", IESE, ST-523-E, 10/2019
Referencia: 10.15581/018.ST-523 (DOI)

The Cap Djinet Water Desalination Plant is a project located in Cap Djinet, a cape of the Mediterranean Sea near the town of Djinet, Algeria. The plant is part of a major desalination program launched by the Government in 2002 to face the severe water scarcity in the country. 
Being a country mostly covered by the Sahara Desert, Algeria presents an uneven distribution of water resources, mainly distributed in the northern regions, producing a massive concentration of the population in this area. In addition, these water resources have suffered a severe stress over the years due to continuous droughts, over-exploitation and management inefficiency, that led to a water crisis.

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