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MED Greater Tunis Treated Wastewater Discharge in the Mediterranean Sea.

Project Objective: The overall objective of the project is to support the implementation of the Strategic Action Program against the Pollution of the Mediterranean Sea through pollution reduction from greater Tunis in the Bay of Tunis, an environmentally sensitive area, and improved treated waste water discharge mechanism in the Mediterranean Sea. The project will also contribute to optimize the use of water resources and raise awareness on Climate Change adaptation by promoting waste water reuse, building on the investments made through the proposed project, in a second phase.

The Project specific objectives include:

  • Reduction of wastewater discharges in the El Khalij channel and later in the Bay of Tunis;
  • Improvement of water quality in the Bay of Tunis;
  • Contribute to biodiversity conservation though the protection of the ecosystem of the Bay of Tunis,
  • Promotion of wastewater reuse in agriculture and other uses.
Wastewater

Mediterranean Sea (LME)


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General information
GEF ID 3974
Project type Full-Size Project
Status active (Under Implementation)
Start Date 27 May 2010
End Date 30 Dec 2015
Results
YES - See results data (3974)
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 8,000,000
Total Cost of the project: USD 555,000,000
Partners
Tunisia

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)


Project contacts
William Sutton Task Team Leader