Water for all in the Ichkeul Basin, Tunisia
By setting up a dialogue between the different demanders of water, we built a consensus that assured the access to water of all (farmers, dams, etc.) as well as preserves the wetlands and biodiversity of the Ichkeul Basin in Tunisia on the long term. This work was done with our local partner INAT, the Institut National Agronomique.
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Transfer of knowledge
Furthermore, scientific knowledge is transferred through informing and training of the different interest groups on the importance of ecosystem functioning and interdependence on the different water users.
About Lake Ichkeul
The Ichkeul Lake is situated in northern Tunisia and has seven freshwater rivers or oueds as tributaries. Lake Ichkeul is the last of a chain of shallow freshwater lakes, which once extended all along the northern African seaboard. It's a key stop-over site for migratory birds. Dams built around the lake are drastically changing its main characteristics, tuning it into a man-managed wetland.
1. Through a local multi-stakeholder water dialogue, build a consensus on best water allocations for sustainable water resources management for the long-term taking into account all water uses, including ecosystem needs
2. Inform and train the different interest groups on the importance of ecosystem functioning and interdependence on the different water users (transfer of scientific knowledge)
Read more on our work in the Ichkeul Basin, Tunisia
Institut National Agronomique de Tunis (INAT)