INWAT Training and Workshop, Hammamet (Tunisia) 16th and 17th March 2023

INWAT - INWAT Training and Workshop


This workshop welcomes researchers to share their knowledge on hydrogeology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, biology, geology, and other ecology related fields.

Objective: The INWAT project aims to develop new and improved methods to support the management of intermittent rivers and aquifers in Mediterranean river basins.


  • Dr. Sandra Pérez (coordinator) IDAEA-CSIC, Spain
  • Pr. Serge Chiron UM, France
  • Pr. Taha-Hocine Debieche Univ-Jijel, Algeria
  • Dr. Armin Lorenz UDE, Germany
  • Pr. Francesco Gentile UNIBA, Italy
  • Dr. Samia Khadhar CERTE, Tunisia


  • Dr. Sandra Pérez
  • Pr. Serge Chiron
  • Dr. Khadhar Samia
  • Pr. Malyah Ammar
  • Dr. Chekribane Anis

Organising committee:

  • Dr. Khiari Nouha
  • Khézami Farah
  • Gataa Linda 
  • Pr. Francesco Gentile
  • Dr. Anna Maria de Girolamo
  • Pr. Taha-Hocine Debieche
  • Dr. Armin Lorenz

INWAT Training and Workshop
Date: 16th and 17th March 2023
Venue: Hammamet (Tunisia)


pdf INWAT Workshop flyer


pdf INWAT Workshop Agenda



Training Session program (16/03/2023)
09h00            Opening session
  Invited Speakers Title of the intervention
09h15 - 09h30

Samia Khadhar
Water Research and Technology Center

Welcome and introduction to the training
09h30 - 10h00 Ahmed Ghrabi/Ammar
Water Research and Technology Center
Introduction to the center and the laboratory of Georessource
10h00 - 10h30 Sandra Pérez Solsona
Department of Environmental Chemistry
Assessment of CECs and their TPs pollution in intermittent rivers
10h30 - 11h00 Serge Chiron
Montpellier University
Transformation of organic micropollutants and related environmental and health risks
11h00 - 11h15 Coffee break
11h15 - 11h45 Francesco Gentile
Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Innovative hydrological modelling tools and monitoring programs in the Canale D’Aiedda (Italia)
11h45 - 12h15 Hakim Gabtni
Water Research and Technology Center
Multiscale Geophysical Imaging of the Critical Zone from unsaturated level to deep aquifers: The intermittent Wadi El Bey riverine hydrosystem
12h30 - 14h00 Lunch  
14h00 - 14h30 Armin Lorenz
University of Duisburg-Essen
Stress indication in Mediterranean temporary streams with benthic invertebrates and diatoms
14h30 - 15h00 Taha-Hocine Debieche
Mohamed Seddik Benyahia University - Jijel
Study and modeling of temporary wadis. Case of Nil wadi (North-East Algeria), Groundwater flow Modeling. Case of alluvial aquifer of Nil wadi (North-East Algeria)
15h00 - 15h30 Anis Chkirbene
National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia
Anthropogenic aquifer recharge: from environmental threat to storage opportunity
15h30 - 16h00 Discussion  



Dissemination Session program (17/03/2023)
Opening session
  Title of the intervention
09h00 - 09h30

Constantinos Panagiotou
ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence

Implementation of Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for predicting the pathogen removal during soil aquifer treatment to achieve health-based targets
09h30 - 10h00 Hatem Cherif
National Environmental Protection Agency
Water quality modeling of the Medjerda river by peagase model
10h00 - 10h30 Thameur Jaouadi
Office national de l'assainissement
The contribution of the National Sanitation Office to promote the recovery of treated wastewater
10h30 - 10h45 Coffee break
11h00- 11h30 Chadia Abidi
National Agency for Sanitary and Environmental Control of Products
Health risk assessment of trace metal elements in treated wastewater reused in agriculture
11h30 - 12h00 Monica Brienza
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Fate of organic contaminants in natural and engineering treatment systems

12h00 - 12h30

Linda Gataa
Regional Commissary for Agricultural Development of Nabeul (CRDA)
Impacts of irrigation with treated wastewater on agrosystems (Case of Oued Souhil)




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