A recent SWIM-SM analysis on the current situation in the sector of water and sanitation in Tunisia revealed a number of areas where progress can be made, among which:

  • Participatory management with user involvement
  • The decentralization of water management and sanitation
  • Sanitation in the rural sector
  • The reuse of wastewater and its institutional framework
  • The treatment of industrial waste
  • Pricing of services
  • The acceleration of recovery of sewage sludge
  • The context of relationships between ONAS (the public body responsible for sanitation) and SONEDE (the public body in charge of drinking water) that are under the custody of different Ministries
  • An institutional and administrative reform of local government
  • Harmonization of the administrative framework for the management of water and sanitation.

The analysis is based on existing studies/documents and country missions that took place during the last quarter of 2012 and aimed at (a) illustrating the status of development and implementation of wastewater strategies, plan of actions and associated policies; (b) identifying achievements and success stories; (c) examining constraints and challenges; (d) identifying opportunities for advancing missing priority elements in the development and implementation efforts and (e) suggesting recommendations and proposed policy options to enhance the development and integration of wastewater national strategies into national water plans.

The assessment was followed by a one-day national consultation workshop involving all relevant stakeholders, who reviewed and validated the findings and provided guidance to ensure that the proposed priorities, policy options and recommendations address the country’s current and future needs.

To download the executive summary (in English) of the report click here

To download the full report (in French) click here

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