Home / Region / Northern

Northern

Elaboration de la vision et de la stratégie du Secteur de l’Eau à l’horizon 2050 pour la Tunisie

La Tunisie, en raison de sa situation géographique entre la Méditerranée et le Sahara, est un pays aride sur la majeure partie de son territoire. Elle est classée parmi les pays se trouvant au-dessous du seuil de stress hydrique (450m3/an/hab. en 2015).

Undefined

Comprehensive study and project preparation for the rehabilitation of the Nubaria and Ismailia canals

October 2007 - The Government of Egypt received a €1.9 million grant to finance a study that will look at technically feasible and economically and socially viable solutions for efficient water control and system management to reduce water shortages and water-logging in the two canal systems. The implementation of recommendations and solutions as a result of the study are expected to result in an increased volume of water and area of irrigable land, along with solutions for efficient water control and system management, and irrigation infrastructure and management.

English

Formulation of Integrated water resources management (IWRM) and Land Use Plan, Phase 1

November 2007 - The Government of Mauritania received a €500,000 grant to support the process for the ongoing development of an IWRM and land use plan, and improve capacity for implementation. As a result, all stakeholders should have adopted an IWRM approach and have improved capacity for implementing this approach at national and decentralized regional levels. In addition, better temporal and spatial information on water resources and land use will be collected and shared.

English

Master plan study for the rehabilitation/replacement of major hydraulic structures on the Nile

November 2009 - The Government of Egypt received a €1.4 million grant to finance a study meant to assess and design improvements of major Egyptian hydraulic facilities and contribute to the implementation of Egypt’s Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan. The IWRM plan aims at improving water distribution and allocation efficiency and reducing the risks of flooding and damage to life and property in case of the failure of hydraulic control structures in the country.

English

Development of a national water information system (SINEAU)

December 2009 - The Government of Tunisia received a €2 million grant to finance the setting up of a national water information system in Tunisia called SINEAU (Systeme d'Information National sur l'Eau), which is an integral part of the second phase of an investment programme in the water sector called PISEAU II. The project will help ensure that the supply of quality water meets the increasing demand due to population growth.

Photo courtesy of Nasa

English

Artificial recharge of Haouz ground water aquifer

January 2009 - The Government of Morocco received a €1.9 million grant to improve the management of water resources in the Haouz basin through artificial groundwater recharge. The Haouz groundwater aquifer constitutes a strategic resource to help improve the lives of the populations living in the area.

English

Monitoring and evaluation for water in North Africa (MEWINA)

April 2010 - The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) received a of €2 million grant to increase the six North-AMCOW countries capacity in water sector monitoring and evaluation (M&E) through the setting up of a mechanism that allows North-AMCOW to annually report on the status of the water sector, using harmonized and comparable information.

English

Development of Tunisia’s water vision and strategy 2050

January 2011 – The Government of Tunisia received a € 1 million grant to develop a national water vision and strategy to ensure the proper management of the country’s water resources up to 2050 and increase water security. This project will help the government make informed and guided decision about water investments and projects across the country.

Photo courtesy of Nasa

English

Providing drinking water in Morocco’s rural areas

The African Water Facility (AWF) supports improvements in the provision of drinking water in Morocco with the approval of a EUR 815,100 grant. Close to 390,000 persons spread over 31 municipalities will benefit from this initiative, thanks to the El Borouj, Larache and Safi North West projects in the country’s northern region.

English