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University of Sassari




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Water harvesting and Agricultural techniques in Dry lands: an Integrated and Sustainable model in MAghreb Regions

WADIS-MAR is a demonstration project funded by European Commission through Sustainable Water Integrated Management (SWIM) Programme.

WADIS-MAR action concerns the realization of an integrated water harvesting and aquifer recharge techniques in two watersheds in Maghreb Region, Oued Biskra in Algeria and Oum Zessar in Tunisia, characterized by water scarcity, overexploitation of groundwater resources and high vulnerability to climate change risk.

WADIS-MAR project, taking into account past local traditional experiences, will implement a sustainable water and agriculture management system based on participative and bottom-up approach and will achieve to enable local communities to manage groundwater resources, starting from a more efficient use of water harvesting techniques (WHT) and from a sustainable agricultural practices application.

Duration of the Action: December 2011- June 2016

Grant Contract: ENPI/2011/280-008

NRD-Università di Sassari
Universitat de Barcelona



News and events
  • june 16-17,2016, - WADIS-MAR final Conference: International Workshop on sustainable water resources management in arid and semi-arid Regions, sassari (italy).
    The final Conference of the WADIS-MAR project was held in Sassari on the occasion of the 2016 World Day to combat Desertification. The day was celebrated through a two-day event, which focused on the results achieved by the project and discussions on the 6th Sustainable Development Goals "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" and its related targets and will include various cultural events on desertification and water issues. Read more
  • April – June 2016 - Capacity building activity: 17 training sessions realized and 200 participants trained.  
    On June 16th 2016, a 3 months training course, organized within the capacity building activities of the WADIS-MAR project, finished. The capacity building training aimed at spreading the best practices achieved in the frame of the WADIS MAR demonstration project and strengthening the officials' skills in the field of sustainable and integrated management of water resources and agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions and design and management of demonstrative actions within international cooperation projects for development. 17 training sessions (24h) addressed to managers, technicians and officials of public administrations and private companies of Maghrebi countries have been organized in Tunisia, Italy and Spain. An average of 13 participants per session was reached and about 200 applicants were trained (57% men and 43% women). Read more
  • March 24, 2016 - open day to raise awareness among young school children on environmental protection and contribute to the national effort to re-greening the country. More than 100
    pupils from primary and secondary schools were invited to participate in this event inspired by the theme of the world water day 2016. The event included fresco wall and individual paintings coordinated by an artist, music and theatre animations and distribution of prizes for outstanding works.
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