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Written by Erik van den Elsen   

Institute full name:

Institut des Régions Arides

Institute acronym:

IRA

Institute profile:

IRA is a public research organization established in 1976. It has the mandates of carrying research, training and outreach programs on activities related to combating desertification and natural resources protection and development in the dry areas of Tunisia including soil and water conservation, erosion control, remote sensing and GIS, agronomy, biodiversity, ecology, animal husbandry and wildlife, and agro-socio-economics and development policies.    During the last decade and in collaboration with European and US partners, IRA engaged in the application and development of environmental (MUSLE, SWAT, STM2D, PATTERN) and socio-economic (FORCESMOD, LINDO, SIEL) modelling for natural resources management and desertification mitigation in the dry areas. IRA is the focal point of the ROSELT network and an excellency centre on drylands studies for the United Nationa University (UNU).

Website

www.ira.rnrt.tn

Address

IRA – Route de Jorf
4119 Medenine
Tunisia

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Dr. Mohamed OUESSAR

Phone: +216-75-633005
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Water harvesting, watershed management, with special interest in GIS based modeling of the interaction between land use and hydrology, and effects of soil erosion and desertification

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Prof Houcine KHATTELI

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Physical geographer, expert in wind erosion dynamics, sand dune stabilization, combating desertification.

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