Implementing projects:

SWIM-SM: Support Mechanism of the SWIM Programme

SWIM-ACLIMAS:  Adaptation to Climate Change of Mediterranean Agricultural Systems

SWIM- WADIS-MAR: Water harvesting and Agricultural techniques in Dry lands: an Integrated and Sustainable model in MAghreb Regions

Activity type

Activity title / short description

Status

Date

Implementing project

Regional awareness raising campaign Awareness raising of farmers on the potential health issues related to the re-use of treated wastewater in irrigation: production of information materials and organization of an information session Planned 2014 SWIM-SM
Processing of water quality data Processing of hydro geological, iso-chemical and isotopic data related to water quality  Implemented November-december 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical and administrative mission Technical and administrative mission Implemented 10-13 November 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical mission Organisation of a technical mission in Algiers to finalize the procedures for launching the tender of works related to the design of the artificial aquifer recharge interventions (recharge basins, vadose-zone wells, also called dry wells, and recharge tranches) for the infero-flux aquifer in the Oued Biskra and discuss administrative aspects as to finalize equipment purchases procedures  Implemented 14-27 July 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Artificial Aquifer recharge Finalisation of the design of the artificial aquifer recharge interventions (recharge basins, vadose-zone wells, also called dry wells, and recharge tranches) for the infero-flux aquifer in the Oued Biskra, the cost analysis and the selection of intervention areas (including the final costs estimation, the materials selection, the topographic survey, tenders for works, works supervision, procedure for work authorization) Implemented April-Juin 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Agronomic intervention plan Finalisation of the agronomic intervention plan. The agronomic demonstrative intervention sites have been identified in the project area for the main crops grown (mainly dates palms, tomatoes, and wheat) with different farming and irrigation systems in the region Implemented April-Juin 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical visit Technical visit to monitor and discuss on-going demonstration and implementation activities in the target area.   Implemented 12-26 April 2014 SWIM-ACLIMAS
Training Course Training course on: "Use of remote sensing techniques for improving resource use efficiency in cereals cultivation" Implemented 14–16 April 2014 SWIM-ACLIMAS
Training Training session on agro-climatic issues at Biskra Planned March-April 2014 

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Training Course

Implemented

18–20 March 2014

SWIM-ACLIMAS
Technical meetings/surveys Technical mission at Biskra for the finalization of the executive plan of the artificial aquifer recharge intervention in the infero-flux aquifer in the Oued Biskra (Algeria) Planned 1-6 March 2014 

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical meeting

Technical meeting on administrative and financial aspects

Implemented 15-19  February 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical meetings /field  surveys 

Agronomical activities:Field trips were carried out to identify agronomic demonstrative intervention sites. Sites with different issues were visited. These sites represent the main crops grown with different farming and irrigation systems in the region and bringing together the various problems that farmers are suffering. Date palms and greenhouses vegetable crops and cereals are the main practiced cultivations.

Artificial aquifer recharge:Finalization of the design (including the final costs estimation, the materials selection, the topographic survey) of the artificial aquifer recharge intervention

Implemented 18-25 January, 2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Agreement

Signature of agreement between ITDAS and ANRH. ITDAS, through the project will care of:

•Providing sites at farm level for the implementation of agronomical activites;

•Giving help to buy all needed equipments (irrigation material, fertilizers, seeds, plastic etc )

•Giving support to engage the chamber of agriculture and farmers  in participatory and learning events of the Project
Implemented 19 January  2014

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Sowing activities Sowing activities in the demonstration sites Implemented November-December 2013 SWIM-ACLIMAS

Analysis + National consultation

Cost/benefit analysis of investments for mitigating water pollution in the Seybouse River basin

Implemented

November 2013

SWIM-SM

Technical meetings

A technical mission was held to define: i) a time plan and tasks for the implementation of works related to artificial water recharge (tenders for works, works supervision, procedure for work authorization) and; ii) the terms of reference of the agreement to be signed between the relevant institutions.

Implemented 13-15 November 2013

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Artificial aquifer recharge intervention design

A proposal for the artificial groundwater recharge for the infero-flux aquifer in the Oued Biskra was developed. Upon discussion and sharing with partners, intervention areas were also selected. The artificial recharge systems so defined, includes recharge basins, vadose-zone wells, also called dry wells, and recharge tranches for the intervention. The outputs of this activity consist of technical designs (CAD format) of the recharge systems and technical reports

Implemented October - November 2013

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Training course Training course on “Water stress impact to wheat morpho-physiological characteristics and yield” Implemented 10-12 September 2013 SWIM-ACLIMAS
Technical meeting Technical mission to define a preliminary design and cost analysis of the artificial aquifer recharge interventions Implemented 6-10 July 2013

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Questionnaire Preparation of a questionnaire to be compiled by farmers in Algeria and Tunisia within the Public Participatory GIS (PPGIS) and agronomic activities to identify socioeconomic characteristics, farming practices and farmers’ perceived environmental and climate change impacts. Implemented  

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Technical meetings / surveys  Technical meetings and field visits in Biskra to perform a water sampling campaign; make new hydrogeological surveys and a video of possible identified intervention sites; define an agronomic intervention plan in synergy with the local agricultural extension agency ITDAS. Implemented 10-17 May 2013

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Training Three days training on Database and Groundwater Modeling during which participants of Institut des Région Arides - Tunisie (IRA) and Agence nationale des Ressources Hydrauliques – Algerie (ANRH) shared experience with the Système Aquifère du Sahara Septentrional project (SASS) and SASS consultation Mechanism Implemented 22-26 April 2013

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

Survey / training

Hydrogeological and isotopic sampling survey aiming at the hydrogeological reconstruction and modelling of the intervention area of Wadi Biskra and training of partner’s technicians on how to execute a suitable hydrogeological survey and apply internationally recognized standards for specific laboratory analysis.

Implemented

June 2012

SWIM-

WADIS - MAR

 

 

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