Water crisis in Tunisia, with Houssin Rhili

Does the legislative and legal system of water contribute to the implementation of inequitable and unsustainable public policies regarding the management of the hydraulic public domain? What are the possible alternatives in the face of pressure for the adoption of a new Water Code by presidential decree? Interview with Houssin Rhili.
28 February 2023
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Le système législatif et légal de l'eau participe-t-il à la mise en place de politiques publiques inéquitables et non durables en matière de gestion du domaine public hydraulique? Quelles sont les alternatives possibles face à la pression exercée pour l'adoption d'un nouveau Code des eaux par décret présidentiel ? Entretien avec Houssin Rhili.
كيف تساهم المنظومة التشريعية والقانونية للمياه في تحديد سياسات عامة غير عادلة وغير مستدامة للتصرف في الملك العمومي المائي؟ أية بدائل ممكنة في ظل ضغط السلطة نحو سن مجلة جديدة للمياه عبر مرسوم رئاسي. حوار مع حسين الرحيلي.
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Emna Mornagui
Mixing & Sound Design
Oussema Gaidi
Hathemi Smedhi
Rym Amami

Tunisia is currently facing a water crisis that is getting worse every year. On 25 July 2021, the adoption of new measures led to a structural crisis in the water sector and a shortage in all regions of the country.

Yet previous governments have often cited the lack of a legislative framework to meet current water management needs as an argument for enacting new laws. However, widely criticised in the previous parliamentary session, the new draft law was not adopted in a plenary session held for this purpose.

We welcome Houssin Rhili, an expert in development and resource management, who has conducted research on the legislative and legal system of water in Tunisia to shed light on the policies implemented by the Tunisian state since 1956 in terms of water resource management.

Link to the study by Houssin Rhili

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