General images from the Zeuss-Koutine Study Site (© Mohamed Ouessar, Institut des Régions Arides, Médenine, Tunisia)

Study site location

Detail study site location

Soil map

Land use map

Jessour system

Wadi Nkim

Grazing livestock

WB1 mapping method #2

WB1 mapping method

WB2 field work

WB2 field work #2

Roman dam, near Koutine village

Gullies on hillslope

Degraded ranglands in the Dhahar plateau

Jessour system in loess deposits near Béni Khédach

Damage of jessour dykes can cause water erosion

Mountain watershed treated with cascading jessour

Local tabias system in the piedmont area

Collection of runoff by water harvesting

Groundwater recharge well

Gabion check dam on the main wadi

Damage to gabion check dams by flooding (Feb07)

Consolidation of water harvesing works with cactus

Overgrazing and sand encroachment at water point

Irrigation field in the Jeffara plain

Livestock in the mountain grazing lands

Spreading floodwater

Runoff storage cistern (majen or fasquia)

WP3.1 Stakeholder Workshop 1: results poster


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