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National Water Security

Case Study of an Arid Country: Tunisia

  • Mustapha Besbes
  • Jamel Chahed
  • Abdelkader Hamdane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 1-29
  3. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 31-55
  4. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 57-92
  5. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 93-123
  6. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 125-147
  7. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 149-182
  8. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 183-218
  9. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 219-255
  10. Mustapha Besbes, Jamel Chahed, Abdelkader Hamdane
    Pages 257-268
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book

Introduction

This book shows how the change of water paradigm has become urgent, and provides evidence for new policies that expand water balance to green and virtual water. The issue of water security concerns drinking water supply but also food safety, linked to agricultural policy. Both rain-fed and irrigated agriculture play complementary roles in food security, and the water issue implies a holistic view of water resources. This view constitutes the book's backstory. The reader will find original ideas that can be applied everywhere because the example of Tunisia is typically a basis to illustrate a universally prevalent situation. The book deals with other important issues: desalination, wastewater recycling, water quality, groundwater overdraft, water savings, governance, knowledge valuing, education, information: upgrading the whole water systems for the future implies emancipation of the whole society.

Keywords

water security of Tunisia food security of Tunisia virtual water Hydrogeology Green water footprint National water resource management

Authors and affiliations

  • Mustapha Besbes
    • 1
  • Jamel Chahed
    • 2
  • Abdelkader Hamdane
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Tunis El Manar, National Engineering School of TunisTunisTunisia
  2. 2.University of Tunis El Manar, National Engineering School of TunisTunisTunisia
  3. 3.Rural Engineering, Water & ForestsInstitut National Agronomique de TunisieTunisTunisia

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