Urban Wastewater Systems and Climate Change: Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation Measures
Morocco’s large coastline makes it particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. Increasing floods recorded in cities and villages in MENA countries have caused serious damages in recent years, making climate change a real threat to the country’s inhabitants. Currently, post-flood interventions are the only measures that are taken by local authorities and other stakeholders to mitigate the impact of extreme rainfall events. Town planning schemes do not take into account flood vulnerability maps.
Dr. Dalila Loudyi and Dr. El Hussein Bartali from the Hassan II Agronomy and Veterinary Institute (IAV) are working on a research project that will assess flood vulnerability and identify appropriate adaptation and pre-flood measures of sewerage infrastructure in the cities of Casablanca and Mohammedia. The results of this study will be used to create a guide for decision makers for assessing flood risks and creating measures for flood protection.