AgreeMED workshop on "Co-design and feasibility study of NBS system to adapt quality to the use" organized in Tunisia

On 06 March 2023 AGREEMed Team in Tunisia ( CERTE) in collaboration with the AGREEMed team in Italy (IRIDRA) organized a participative workshop on "Co-design and feasibility study of NBS system to adapt quality to the use". 

The workshop was organized in Hammamet Tunisia, and different stakeholders took part in the event such as farmers, The National Environmental Protection Agency ANPE, The Hammamet Environmental Education Association AERE, The Regional Commissioner for Agricultural Development CRDA Nabeul, The  National Sanitation Authority ONAS, The Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fisheries UTAP. 

During the workshop, AGREEMed partners made a general presentation on NBSs: what is an NBS. Advantages and disadvantages of adopting NBSs versus the traditional “grey” approach followed by a description of the local situation and challenges concerning water availability/quality/use.  The 3rd session of the workshop concerned the presentation of the  Outcomes of stakeholders meeting held on February 8 and the proposed case studies: -Option 1): large-scale use of mobile Constructed Wetland (CW) coupled with Advance Oxidation Process (AOP) -Option 2): Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) fed with treated effluents to contrast saltwater intrusion and preserve groundwater quality. 

The last session of the day was dedicated to goal setting and identification of the feasibility study based on the proposed options 1) and 2) presented in session 3. 




AGREEMed project at the Regional Water Exhibition in Tahnaout-Elhaouz Region in Morocco

The Regional Water Exhibition was organized by Tensift Hydraulic Basin Agency ( ABHT) in Tahnaout-Elhaouz Region on 1st March 2023.  The exhibition brought together exhibitors representing various organizations involved in the water sector, academic institutions, and companies specialized in water management technologies. The Minister of Equipment and Water took part in the exhibition. During the exhibition, the project coordinator Professor Yassine Ait Brahim presented the AGREEMed project.


AGREEMed Field trip to lake Ifni in Morocco

From 23/02/2023, to 27-02/2023 two teams from UM6P and UIZ participated in a field trip to explore lake Ifni on the Southern side of the Toubkal summit. The purpose of the trip was to collect samples of water and to characterize the rural agriculture and water management of a subbasin that is located in Souss-Massa, which is one of the pilot areas of the Project.


AGREEMed Project workshop: water solutions in the Southern Mediterranean

UM6P organized on 6 October 2023  in Benguerir – Morocco a workshop on "water solutions in the Southern Mediterranean" in the framework of AGREEMed project. During the workshop, the project team presented a general overview of  AGREEMed, with an emphasis on the solutions that the project might offer and its continuity. Students, scientists, and professors from different departments from the International Water Research Institute (IWRI) and from the Center for Remote Sensing Applications (CRSA) participated at the event.  Stakeholders from INGREF-Tunisia and IRD-France took also part in the workshop. 

In order to create synergies between AgreeMed and other EU and PRIMA-funded projects, 3 projects were presented during the workshop: 

  • ERA-NETs SUSFOOD2 "Strengthen efforts to support research in the field of SUStainable FOOD production and consumption"
  • MedAgriFoodResilience "Socio-environmental shocks assessment and resilience empowerment in Mediterranean agri-food heritage systems: Italy, Morocco, Algeria FAO GIAHS sites"  
  • Project PRIMA BIOMEnext "Modelling integrated biodiversity-based next generation Mediterranean farming systems" 

AGREEMed at the Regional Water Exhibition organized by: Souss-Massa Basin Agency ( ABHSM)

The Regional Water Exhibition organized by Souss-Massa Basin Agency took place on 8 March 2023 in Tiznit-Souss Massa Region. 

At the exhibition, the AGREEMed project was presented by the project coordinator Professor Yassine Ait Brahim from UM6P, and Pr. Hssaissoune Mohammed from UIZ. The exhibition was attended by the Minister of Equipment and Water, different organizations that work in the water sector, academic institutions, and companies that specialize in water management technologies.


General presentation of the AGREEMed Project at the UM6P campus in Benguerir – Morocco

A general presentation of AgreeMed project was organized on 31 January 2023 at the UM6P campus in Benguerir – Morocco. During the event the project coordinator presented  the overview and the objectives of the AGREEMed project, with an emphasis on the activities of work packages 2 "Advancing scientific knowledge about aquifers" and 6 "Institutional innovation & Socioeconomic intelligence". Students, scientists, and professors from different departments from UM6P, representatives from different universities in Morocco (IBn Zohr University in Agadir, Mohammed V University in Rabat, and Sultan Moulay Slimane University in Beni Mellal), experts from University of Quebec in Montreal-Canada, University of Northumbria-UK, and INGREF-Tunisia took part of the meeting. 


AGREEMED is part of the PRIMA programme supported
by the European Union.



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