The variability of the Tunisian climate, the heterogeneity of its geology and contrasts in settlement patterns require the transfer of water from surplus areas to deficit areas and an interconnection between existing hydraulic structures. Regional transfer networks extend over the entire Tunisian territory and contribute to social and economic equity between the regions.
The new North-Centre interconnection has a high priority within the main axes of intervention of the "Integrated Water Resource Management Programme in the framework of Regional Rural Development”. It aims at connecting the hydraulic systems of the north to those of the center of Tunisia, to transfer conventional water resources from surplus areas to deficit areas, thus meeting the water needs of the population and promoting social-economic development in disadvantaged rural areas. The measure is a "no regret" measure for adaptation to Climate Change: Its implementation will reduce vulnerability to water shortages and floods in the beneficiary regions. This study aims ultimately at evaluating the technical, economic, social and environmental feasibility of an inter-basin water transfer between the north and the centre of Tunisia.
The consulting services for the implementation of the measures are divided in two phases:
Phase 1: Pre-feasibility study:
Phase 2: Study of transfer scenarios and detailed study of the selected scenario:
Infrastructure components designed:
Pipelines: 464 km additional concrete pipeline;
|Direction Générale des Barrages et des Grands Travaux Hydrauliques ; Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Ressources Hydrauliques et de la Pêche|
|BMZ through KfW|
|11/2015 - 10/2017|
|Contract value: 2,085,949 €|