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News African Water Facility fights against desertification in Northern Africa

The African Water Facility (AWF) and the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) signed on Wednesday 3 January 2007 in Tunis a grant agreement worth € 487,800 to finance the GEO-AQUIFER knowledge improvement and the Northern Sahara Aquifer System (SASS) Project. The main objective of the project is to improve the living conditions of the population through the enhancement of knowledge and the sustainable management of transboundary groundwater resources thanks to the use of satellite data, in the perspective of increasing concerted action among Algeria, Libya and Tunisia.

Contact information Sabrina Hadjadj Aoul, Communications and Coordination Officer, African Water Facility (AWF), African Development Bank, BP 323 - 1002 Tunis Belvédère- Tunisia (email: s.hadjadjaoul@afdb.org)
Phone: + 216 71 10 36 98 ; Fax: + 216 71 10 37 44
News type Inbrief
File link ../PDF/20070110AWF_EN
Source of information African Water Facility (AWF)
Keyword(s) desertification
Subject(s) FINANCE-ECONOMY , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RISKS AND CLIMATOLOGY
Relation http://www.emwis.net/documents/fol195274
Geographical coverage Algeria, Tunisia, Libya
News date 16/01/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH
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