Tunisia - The Water Sector Investment Project - Phase II (PISEAU II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 11 Dec 2008
Signature Date 18 May 2009
Planned Completion Date 15 Dec 2017
Last Disbursement Planned Date 15 Dec 2017
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31140
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 15,532,428.19
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Water Sector Investment Project Phase 2 (PISEAU II) is the second phase of a sector investment project that uses a programme approach to determine annual investments. PISEAU II is involved in the last segments of mobilization of water resources and access to drinking water and is an innovative project that promotes efficient IWRM through the establishment of a National Information System for Water Resources (SINEAU) and participatory management by the GDAs. The project will help improve their living conditions through intensification of irrigated agriculture and better supply of drinking water; it will also create conditions for adaptation to climate change. Implementation of the project will begin in 2009 and cover a five-year period. It will also cover the entire country, using a programme approach based on investment eligibility criteria. It is intended to be a tool for managing water scarcity by anchoring beneficiary participation in the management of resources and infrastructures and promoting appropriate pricing systems. The total project cost is EUR 122.01 million (TD 215.98 million), or EUR101.75 million, net of all taxes.

Project Objectives

The main objective of PISEAU II is to promote efficient irrigation management, improve access to drinking water, and enable the Tunisian authorities to take more informed decisions about integrated water resources management (IWRM).


The project’s direct beneficiaries are Tunisia’s rural population spread across all the country’s 24 governorates, especially the most disadvantaged population. The project will help to create IPs on 2,500 ha and improve infrastructures on 20,000 ha, leading to improved performance for 10% of the 220,000 ha of public irrigated areas in Tunisia, and thereby affecting the lives of 67,000 inhabitants. Through the project, some 50,000 additional rural inhabitants will enjoy drinking water supply, representing 16% of the 299,000 rural inhabitants that currently have no pipe water, and thereby contributing to progress towards the target coverage rate of 97% at the end of the 11th Plan (by 2011).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia


IATI identifier 46002-P-TN-AAC-009
Last Update 18 Jun 2021


Contact Details

Name KANE Mamadou
Email m.a.kane@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Tunisia
Coordinates Location Name
36.3333 10 Gouvernorat de Zaghouan
36.7667 10.1333 Gouvernorat de Tunis
34 8.08333 Gouvernorat de Tozeur
32 10 Tataouine
35.9167 10.4167 Gouvernorat de Sousse
36 9.33333 Gouvernorat de Siliana
34.8333 9.5 Gouvernorat de Sidi Bouzid
34.75 10.4167 Gouvernorat de Sfax
33.5 8.83333 Gouvernorat de Kébili
34.5 9 Gafsa Governorate