Soil aquifer treatment areas in Tunisia: Jerba Island

Makram Anane, Hamadi Kallali*, Salah Jellali, Mohamed Ouessar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Soil aquifer treatment (SAT) has been practiced in various dry land and semiarid areas as means to reduce environmental risk by improving wastewater quality at disposal sites and to replenish aquifers enabling the use of reclaimed water for nonrestrictive crop irrigation. SAT success is preconditioned by an appropriate site selection, a correct design, and a continuous maintenance. The location of the SAT basins is determined by a multitude of criteria often less than inituitive. This study aims to identify potential sites for SAT in Jerba Island integrating geographic information systems (GIS) tools and the analytical hierarchy process (AHP).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastewater Reuse - Risk Assesment, Decision-Making and Environmental Security
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameNATO Security through Science Series C: Environmental Security
ISSN (Print)1871-4668


  • AHP
  • GIS
  • Jerba Island
  • SAT
  • Wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science

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