Ensuring sustainable supply of drinking water took center stage at a meeting chaired by King Mohammed VI at the Royal palace in Rabat, Thursday, part of an endeavor by the Kingdom to safeguard water resources.

The meeting focused on water supply in the north and the north east, two regions that see their water needs double during the summer, the Royal office said in a statement.

The water needs of the region are also set to increase as the region is home to large-scale industrial investments and tourism development projects.