Summary

Water is the key element for economy and ecology in Tunisia. Hidden behind the problem of water scarcity there is also a problem of water quality.

In this summer school we give an overview of current problems related to water quality in an arid climate. We visit projects dealing with the reuse of treated waste water for irrigation, sample water at an experimental site, analyse the water in the lab, analyse and discuss the results and develop solutions for integrated management of water resources in cooperation with local stakeholders.

Last but not least is Tunisia the country where the „Arab spring“ started. The mixed group of students from Germany and Tunisia is a unique opportunity to get unfiltered impressions of recent developments in a dynamic and modern Arab country.

 

Graffitti in Tunis