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Maya Project: first field visit organised by the University of Tunis El Manar to complete the master on Integrated water management and sustainable agriculture

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In the framework of the MAYA project, Master in Agricultural and hYdrological Approaches to a better sustainable development, the University of Tunis El Manar organised first field visit attended by 7 professors and 8 students participated from October 1° to October  6th  2020. The organisation of the field visit, due to the COVID-19 was not simple to carry out and the success of this trip  has been possible thanks to the deep commitment of the University El Manar professors.

The visit focused on putting into practice the concepts acquired during the GIREAD Master, which it is therefore complementary to, such as for example the hydro-agricultural development, the use of dams and locks, the operation of the lagoon (namely Ghar El Melh and Bizerte), exchanges with the sea and the causes and effects of eutrophication, the study and protection of soils against erosion, etc.

The visit, over 5 days, touched the following sites:

  1. The hydro-agricultural complex Kalaât Landalous – Ras Jebal Ichkeul National Park
  2. The lagoon of Ghar El Melh
  3. CES work and agricultural development in the governorate of Zaghouan
  4. The Lake Ichkeul – Oued Tinja – Bizerte Lagoon complex
  5. Beja
  6. Tabarka-Aïn Draham
  7. The Sidi El Barrak Dam

Moreover, the field visit gave the students the opportunity of using the multiparameter sonde and the GPS Trimble bought thanks to the financing of the project MAYA by the European Union.

For further information about the field visit see the report.