NWSAS Consultation Mechanism, handover between Libya and Tunisia, June 23, 2021

23/06/2021

On the occasion of the 15th session of the Permanent Technical Committee of the NWSAS Consultation Mechanism, held on June 23rd in semi-face-to-face, Mr. Hussein Talloua, representative of Libya, passed the torch of the mechanism coordination to Tunisia, represented by Mr. Issa Hlaimi, recently appointed director of the water inventory count & research office at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources & Fisheries.

This session, which was opened by Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra, Executive Secretary of the OSS & facilitated by Mr. Hussein Talloua, gave the opportunity to present a study for the remote sensing assessment of the water withdrawals in the NWSAS as well as a concept note on improving knowledge & strengthening the resilience of the populations of the Tunisian-Libyan Djeffara to contend with the adverse effects of climate change. The financial situation of the mechanism was also presented to the participants.