Tunisia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues


Eunice Wagner (Editor)

Series: African Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: POL053000

Tunisia is located in North Africa, on the border of the Mediterranean. Covering 162,155 km, it is characterized by a temperate climate in the north, with mild rainy winters and hot summers, and a desert type of climate in the south. Tunisia is an arid country on the major part of its territory. This book reviews the social, economic and environmental issues of Tunisia. Chapter One discusses irrigation and soil salinity of the country. Chapter Two assesses the effects of deficit irrigation on gross margin and water use efficiency of potato crops, irrigated with subsurface drip irrigation, in a semiarid area of central Tunisia. Chapter Three provides a performance evaluation of AquaCrop in simulating soil water content, canopy cover, and root development for maize conducted under subsurface drip irrigation. Chapter Four presents new angles on analyzing Domestic Solar Water Heating systems (DSWHs) deployment in Tunisia by analyzing both the energetic and the economic potential through a case study. Chapter Five studies the potential offered by the use of a PV/T solar collector in Tunisian households to supply electricity and domestic hot water simultaneously. Chapter Six contributes to the understanding of the epidemiology of enteric viruses in Tunisia and underlines the need of an environmental surveillance program and official viral controls for treated wastewater. Chapter Seven focuses on the climate change effects of evapotranspiration estimated by different empirical models under the Mediterranean environment. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Irrigation and Soil Salinity in Tunisia
Amel Belhaj Mguidiche, Boutheina Douh, Khila Sami, Hiba Ghazouani and Abdelhamid Boujelben (Regional Field Crops Research Center (CRRGC) Béja-Tunisia)

Chapter 2. Combining FAO-56 with an Economic Model to Assess Deficit Irrigation of Moderate Sensible Crop for Water Stress under Semi Arid Climate
Hiba Ghazouani, Amel BelHaj Mguidiche, Boutheina Douh M’hamdi, Besma Latrach, Issam Ghazouani and Abdelhamid Boujelben (Institut Supérieur Agronomique Chott-Meriem, Sousse, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 3. Performance Evaluation of Aquacrop in Simulating Soil Water Content, Canopy Cover, and Root Development for Maize Conducted under Subsurface Drip Irrigation
Boutheina Douh M’hamdi, Nada Abdelkader, Amel Mguidich Bel Haj, Hiba Ghazouani, Sami Khila and Abdelhamid Boujelben (Height Agronomic Institute of Chott Meriem, University of Sousse, Tunisia, and others)

Chapter 4. Thermal Performances and Economic Analysis of Solar Water Heating Systems Feasibility for Domestic Applications in Tunisia
Majdi Hazami, Nabiha Naili, Issam Attar, and Abdelhamid Farhat (Laboratoire des Procédées Thermiques, Centre de Recherche des Technologies de l’Energie. Hammam-Lif, Tunis, Tunisia)

Chapter 5. Performances Prediction of a (PV/T) Solar Collector Integrated in Individual Tunisian Households
Majdi Hazami, Farah Mehdaoui, Omeima Nouicer, Nabiha Naili, and Abdelhamid Farhat (Laboratoire des Procédés Thermique, Centre de Recherches des Technologies de l’Energie. Hammam Lif, Tunis, Tunisia)

Chapter 6. Are Current Wastewater Treatments Enough to Avoid Public Health Problems in Tunisia?
Imen Ouardani, Mahjoub Aouni and Jesús L. Romalde (Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología. CIBUS-Facultad de Biología. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and others)

Chapter 7. Climate Change Effects on Evapotranspiration Estimated by Different Empirical Models under Mediterranean Environment
Basma Latrech, Hiba Ghazouani, Amel Mguidich, Boutheina Douh Mhamdi and Abdelhamid Boujelben (Height Agronomic Institute of Chott Meriem, University of Sousse, Tunisia)


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