The North Africa countries are suffering from water scarcity, unsustainable management of water resources, vulnerability to climate change, pollution and lack of sanitation infrastructure and suitable treatment technologies. These problems are often worsened by lack of governance and supporting legislative tools. The progressive developments of all sectors and the present water policy in several countries of North Africa have resulted in the current water pollution, water scarcity, unsustainable management of water resources, lack of sanitation infrastructure and suitable treatment technologies. Increasing pressure on water resources in the region encompasses various challenges: Socio-economic challenges, Scientific Environmental, and technical, Governance challenges, Stability and Health challenges…
The organization of the International Symposium on Water Resources and the Climate Impact in North Africa will create a forum for exchange and debate on the knowledge of water topics. This International Conference is an opportunity of dialogue between scientists, industries and experts to address challenges and to inspire actors in the field of water. It aims at expanding the exchange of experiences and research results and allowing to initiate regional cooperation initiatives, Gathering the experts from the North Africa countries together with scientists from other countries to discuss issues related to the climate impact on water resources to identify the most relevant pollutants and their potential hazardous effects on the environment and on human health..


Honorary president : Prof. Elimame Elaloui, President of the University of Gafsa-Tunisia


Chairman of the Symposium : Younes Hamed, Associate professor Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa



• Impact of climate change on water resources in North Africa ;
• Water desalination, water quality, anthropogenic activities and health risks ;
• Emerging pollutants in water, sediments and soils ;
• Water, Environment and Energy ;
• Governance and water policy ;
• Innovative techniques in water treatment and water reclamation ;
• Biotechnology and the intelligent agriculture;
• Application of Geomatics in Natural Hazard.

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