Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Oued Souhil area, Nabeul, Tunisia: occurrence in Irrigation water and implications
ECOSI

Program At A Glance

  Funding Agencies

UNESCO Programme and Budget for 2014-2015, Major Programme II, MLA6

International Hydrological Programme

 

Program Period

2015-2016
 

Action Acronym

ECOSI
  Action Name Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Oued Souhil area, Nabeul, Tunisia: occurrence in Irrigation water and implications
 

Project Coordinator

Dr. Olfa Mahjoub
 

Intitutions

Organisations

 

Dr. Olfa Mahjoub, Ph.D
National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry, University of Carthage, Ariana, Tunisia
 
Dr. Loubna Benyahya
Hydrological Consultant, Montreal, Canada
 
Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos
Director of Nireas-International Water Research Center, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus
 
Dr. Serge Chiron
Research Institute for Development, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
 
Dr. Elke Fries,
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, Germany
 
  Budget 5500 US Dollars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main and specific objectives
The study will address the occurrence of selected contaminants of emerging concern in irrigation water (wastewater and groundwater) and in soil in Oued Souhil area (Tunisia). Explicitly, it will investigate their relevance in these matrices with respect to fate, behaviour, and risks to ecosystem based on available data and literature.
 

Expected outcome

Comprehensive and critical report filling the gap of knowledge on CEC including:
  • The use of RW, practices, national guidelines and regulations, and pollution related challenges.
  • Types and concentrations in irrigation water, soil and selected plants/crops.
  • Watching list of relevant CEC to be monitored in the framework of future research program.
  • Analytical capacities and requirements.
  • Science-based recommendations to decision-makers for controlling discharges in sewer system and water bodies.
  • Recommendation on remediation technologies to secure access to safe water for irrigation.
  • North-South and across the Atlantic cooperation, and connection to previous projects like EMPOWER Tunisia.

 

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