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Water-Reuse in Tunisia: harvesting more with less water

WaterReTUNe – Concept and experimental setup for the desalination of wastewater treatment plant effluents after near-natural pre-treatment in Tunisia


For Tunisia and other countries in the Maghreb region, meeting the freshwater demand for agriculture and food processing it becoming increasingly difficult. The main reasons are the increasing demand due to population growth and rising prosperity but also climatic influences. For this reason, intensive efforts are being made to exploit the potential of wastewater reuse. Increased salt concentrations in wastewater, hygienic quality aspects, decentralized applicability and economic feasibility are major challenges in this context.

More about the BMBF-funded WaterReTUNe project