Resource mobilisation

Whatever the uses of water, there is general consensus about the necessity of improving efforts in managing water resources. Dams and water transfers are essential constructions for this mobilization. However, the multitude of economic and social uses of water resources and the variety of parties involved necessitate an integrated approach for their management.

Our engineers have developed a software tool called GESRES for the simulation of reservoir management. It allows us to define interconnected reservoir management methods, to simulate their function over several years and to study the influence of recommendations on the management of the reservoir’s objectives:

  • Ability to respect a withdrawal ( supply of drinking water, irrigation, recommendations for low water levels, climate change)
  • Hydroelectric production
  • Evolution of the concentration of a pollutant
  • Evolution of the siltation

The new High Grand Falls Dam which is approximately 115m high, creating a reservoir of 5.5 billion m3, has multiple objectives: advanced hydroelectricity, maintaining low-water levels, supporting recession agriculture, irrigation and flood protection.


This is a new dam on the Taht wadi, in the province of Relizane, upstream from the SMBA (Sidi M’hamed Ben Aouda) dam. The selected project is an arch dam, 44 metres high on its foundations. The capacity of the reservoir is 7 million m3. The peak flow of the project is 1600m3/s.


An assessment of risks associated with the accidental spillage of hydrocarbons into the Lom Pangar dam reservoir in Cameroon.

East Africa

Integrated management of water resources in countries in the Horn of Africa.