Territorial approaches

Why develop territorial approaches?

The development of water management infrastructures in irrigated territories needs to be combined with a territorial vision of the different issues, particularly taking into account the different uses of the resources and the type of agricultural and economic development of the territory. The concept of sustainability is increasingly taken into account. It is important to design and implement new, more territorial and participatory approaches, involving users and the various levels of responsibility.

What do we do?

We have set up a working group to produce a policy brief based on the experience of participants in different countries (Brazil, Maghreb, West Africa). A research group has also been set up to produce thematic articles in a scientific journal.


We took part in a workshop on the 'Resilience and sustainability of semi-arid rural territories' in Fortaleza, Brazil, in November 2019. You can find the programme and reports of the workshop here: