Article Title: International Nomad Festival in M’hamid El Ghizlane
Publication: Journey Beyond Travel: Morocco Travel Guide
Summary: Travelers planning to visit the Moroccan desert in mid-March may be in for an additional treat: the International Nomad Festival. This article describes the annual festival.
Each year, the event highlights a theme. This year, the festival centers on the theme of water conservation, an especially relevant topic for nomads and other desert communities. To help commemorate the theme, The International Foundation for Water plans to introduce WaterPODs—a pilot project in which solar stills are used to purify water, increasing the supply of drinkable water to a community. Other presentations at the festival address water-themed topics including managing water in the oasis, water economics and the relationship between water and nomads.