“Tunisia is currently suffering from water stress and the annual water share per capita does not exceed 470 m3, said Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Saad Seddik, calling on parties to” make every effort to preserve the available water resources. “
Speaking at the opening session of an international conference held Monday in Djerba under the theme “fight against desertification and water collection in the Arab region,” the Minister reviewed the efforts made by Tunisia to fight against desertification and preservation of water resources and soil.
The realization of the desalination plant of sea water in Djerba that will be put into operation in 2016 is part of the use of non-traditional resources through the desalination of sea water and the search for new resources to ensure drinking water by 2030, said the minister.
He added that desalination of sea water is a strategic approach to meet water needs in the medium and long terms.
The minister said two sea water desalination stations will be created in Zarat (Gabes) and Sfax.