Water Demand Management in the Context of Water Services: Tunisia

Water Demand Management in the Context of Water Services: Tunisia
May 2017 | Print | Brochure

This report summarises the water demand management (WDM) findings of the inception period of the “Water Resources Management Good Practices and Knowledge Transfer” (WATER POrT) component of the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM).

Based on site visits, interviews, a literature review and inputs provided by the national expert from Tunisia, the country’s water sector is analysed from the perspective of WDM. In addition to providing a brief overview of the hydrological situation and the institutional and legal framework under which the water sector operates, the authors cover WDM policies that have already been implemented in the urban drinking water service sector and in the field of irrigation, and assess the scope for additional measures as well as barriers to their implementation.

The report ends with an evaluation of the possible directions to be pursued in the field of WDM. It highlights good WDM practices in Tunisia that could serve as examples for other countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and it identifies prospective WDM measures that could be introduced in Tunisia, as well as barriers to their effective implementation.

The WATER SUM project is implemented by the REC's Water Management and Local Governance topic areas, with funding from the Government of Sweden.