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december 2023 / 
Climate Adaptation and Cultural Resilience
ILAUD PRESS / 3: The Case of the Oasis of Figuig, Morocco, Scenarios of resilience and sustainability discussed by an interdisciplinary international group

This book addresses the environmental and social challenges of climate adaptation of Figuig, an oasis in the Oriental Region of Morocco, where productive palm groves, developed around seven fortified historic villages (Ksars), are still alimented by traditional underground water conduits (Foggaras). This fragile ecosystem, weakened by persisting socioeconomic decline, is now threatened by the impact of climate change, thus requiring new transformative approaches.
Scenarios of resilience and sustainability were discussed by an interdisciplinary group of Moroccan and international scholars, practitioners, and students with local stakeholders and community associations, during an intense planning and design charrette.

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