The Jeffara Plain, in Medenine region (SE Tunisia), suffers of dry climatic conditions. Lower Triassic sandstones widely outcrop within the Plain and they host a strategic aquifer exploited for drinking and irrigation purposes. An insufficient natural recharge and an increasing water demand have led to an overexploitation of such aquifer. Water harvesting techniques and particularly Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) systems can be useful tools for restoring groundwater resources. To better design the MAR system and to characterize the local geological setting, an Electrical Resistivity Tomography survey was conducted in six selected sites in the Jeffara Plain, within the frame of EU WADIS-MAR project.
Electrical Resistivity Tomography for the identification of the alluvium-Triassic boundary in Medenine Region (SE Tunisia) / Arras, C; Longo, V; Testone, V; Carletti, A; Buttau, C; DA PELO, Stefania; Ouessar, M; Ghiglieri, Giorgio. - In: RENDICONTI ONLINE DELLA SOCIETÀ GEOLOGICA ITALIANA. - ISSN 2035-8008. - 35:(2015), pp. 10-12. [10.3301/ROL.2015.51]