In Algeria, climate change is mainly manifested by the lack of rainfall. In some parts of the country, water resources are poorly exploited.

This situation has led to the drying up of the Koudiet Asserdoune dam, which has a storage capacity of 640 million m3. The structure, located on the Isser wadi, is the main source of drinking water for at least four wilayas.

Some 4 million people living in the wilayas of Bouira, Médéa, Tizi Ouzou and M’Sila in Algeria are virtually deprived of drinking water.