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Aménagements hydrauliques, irrigation et développement régional en Tunisie Volume 5, issue 2, Juin 1994

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Département de géographie, Faculté des Lettres Manouba 2010, Tunisie
  • Page(s) : 75-84
  • Published in: 1994

Tunisia faces the same economic, social and demographic challenges today as its neighbours in north-west Africa. For various reasons, overs the past two decades the authorities have tended towards maximum exploitation of the water resources and developing irrigated agriculture. Having now reached the highest level or water use in the Maghreb, it is imperative to use this increasingly rare and expensive commodity intelligently. Irrigated land remains the greatest consumer of water. The rapid rise of irrigated agriculture opens the Tunisian economy to new opportunities but also creates new problems which must be both identified and resolved.