JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

H (Human Geosciences) » H-DS Disaster geosciences

[H-DS11] [EE] Enhancing Scientific and Societal Understanding of Geohazards in an Engaged Global Community

Thu. May 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Yasukuni Okubo(Geological Survey of Japan), Yildirim Dilek(Miami University Oxford), Kazuhisa Goto(International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS),Tohoku University), Yujiro Ogawa(none)

[HDS11-P05] Resilience to floods in M’diq Fnideq province (Northern Morocco): a new methodological approach to managing the hydro-meteorological hazard

*Narjiss SATOUR1, KASSOU Nadia1, KACIMI Ilias1, MAATOUK Mustapha2, HOUT Radouane1, BEN-Daoued Mohamed (1.Mohammed V University,Faculty of Sciences, Lab. Oceanology, Geodynamics and Geological Engineering (LO3G) Sec.Water and Environment Geology: Studies, Analysis and Research., 2.Abdelmalek ESSAADI ,Faculty of Science and Technology of Tangier)

Keywords:Resilience, floods, Flood resilience index , hydro-meteorological hazards, climate change, Mdiq-Fnideq province

In the face of climate change, resilience has become an important goal for many cities around the world. Morocco, with the specifics linked to its geographical position and socio-economic factors, deserves to be more studied by new and different approaches, especially in the management of hydro-meteorological hazards, like floods. Several different traditional methods were used to modelling, understanding and anticipating the phenomenon but the urban resilience is studied by few authors in Morocco. The approach should uncover the role of the urban system components, economic, institutional and natural. The central aim of this study is to develop a new resilience strategy of M’diq Fnideq Province (North of Morocco) to floods, across temporal and spatial scales to maintain or rapidly return to desired functions in the face of disturbance, to adapt to change, and to quickly transform systems that limit current or future adaptive capacity.The Flood resilience index (FRI) is developed as an approach for evaluation of flood resilience using Geographic Information Systems. The research for this study started from the findings ad conclusion of Meerow, Sara. 2016 and Batica, Jelena 2015.