Contaminants of emerging concern in Oued Souhil area, Nabeul, Tunisia: occurrence in irrigation water and implications

Program at a glance

Funding Agencies

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

Program Period2015-2016 
Action AcronymECOSI 
Action NameContaminants of Emerging Concern in Oued Souhil area, Nabeul, Tunisia: occurrence in Irrigation water and implications 
Project CoordinatorDr. Olfa Mahjoub 



National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry, University of Carthage, Ariana, Tunisia
Hydrological Consultant, Montreal, Canada
Nireas-International Water Research Center, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus
Research Institute for Development, University of Montpellier, France
Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Germany
Budget5500 US Dollars 


ECOSI aimed at investigating the occurrence of selected contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in irrigation water (wastewater and groundwater) and in soil in Oued Souhil area (Tunisia). Specifically, CECs’ relevance in these matrices with respect to fate, behaviour, and risks to ecosystem based on available data and literature was investigated.
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