On the occasion of World Water Day 2021, the students of the GIREAD MAYA Master of the University of Sfax FLSHS are visiting the sites of Elkhbeyet, Chott El Fejej and the irrigated perimeter of Zaafrane.
The main interest of Chott El Fejej is hydrological, geological and geomorphological, because of the underground fossil water tables which nourish the oases around the site.
In Tunisia, important rehabilitation projects have been established within the context of the national strategy for water-saving. The irrigated perimeter Zaafrane II rehabilitated in 2005 is an important source of water for local farmers and it has encouraged farmers to practice the pressurized irrigation systems. The network efficiency is estimated at 95%.
Students are learning rate of use of water resources allocated to the perimeter, distribution network efficiency, rate of water-saving equipment, agricultural intensification rate, crop water satisfaction rate, and agronomic efficiency
The multi-parameter probe purchased with Erasmus + program funds is an indispensable tool for environmental and surface water measurement: pH, oxidation-reduction, conductivity and dissolved oxygen (electrochemistry)