Groundwater Flow Modelling of a Multilayer Aquifer in Semi-arid Context

  • Nesrine Ghouili
  • Mounira ZammouriEmail author
  • Faten Jarraya-Horriche
  • Fadoua Hamzaoui-Azzaza
  • José Joel Carrillo-Rivera
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The Takelsa multilayer aquifer system, located in north-eastern Tunisia, contains important groundwater resources that have mainly been used for agricultural purposes. To ensure a solid base for the sustainable management of this aquifer system, an adequate comprehensive hydrogeologic investigation was undertaken. A sampling campaign of stable isotopes was carried out in 2016 to identify groundwater recharge and related processes. A groundwater flow model was implemented. The model calibration was performed during a steady state, based on the average state of the period 1980–1984, using Modflow. Modelling results have been determined by a least squares fit of observed heads. The groundwater model was coupled with a physically based model (WetSpass model) used to quantify groundwater recharge and discharge of the Takelsa multilayer aquifer.


Groundwater flow Modelling Recharge Isotopes Takelsa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nesrine Ghouili
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mounira Zammouri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Faten Jarraya-Horriche
    • 2
  • Fadoua Hamzaoui-Azzaza
    • 1
  • José Joel Carrillo-Rivera
    • 3
  1. 1.Tunis El Manar University, Faculty of Sciences of TunisTunisTunisia
  2. 2.Centre de Recherches et des Technologies des EauxSolimanTunisia
  3. 3.Institute of Geography, UNAMMéxico CityMexico

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