Modeling Tools for the Foum El Oued Groundwater Aquifer under Climate Changes Context: Geodatabase and Hydrological Model

Noura Ait Oubaha, Mohamed Faouzi, Abdelkader Larabi, Mohamed Jalal El Hamidi

Abstract

Water resources management in arid countries requires the provision of all the necessary decision support tools, and implies taking into account the climate change component which becomes a structural reality. The Foum El Oued aquifer is one of the important water resources reservoir in the Laâyoune region, in the south of Morocco. It is facing the vulnerability problem to climate change, which is reflected in the fluctuating aquifer recharge and the risk of seawater intrusion due to the mean sea level rise. Our work focuses on effective groundwater modelling of this aquifer under a climate change context. In this paper we present results of the IT (information technologies) tools developed for this project, such as a regional geodatabase under a GIS environment and a hydrological model of the Saquia Al Hamra river floods, that mainly supply the aquifer recharge, and which was not taken into account in the past. These two IT steps provide the necessary inputs for the groundwater model which will be a key decision support system for the decision makers in water resources management, especially for water supply of Laâyoune population and irrigation of the Foum El Oued agriculture area.

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Oubaha N., Faouzi M., Larabi A. and El Hamidi M. (2020). Modeling Tools for the Foum El Oued Groundwater Aquifer under Climate Changes Context: Geodatabase and Hydrological Model.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH, ISBN 978-989-758-514-2, pages 48-54. DOI: 10.5220/0010427300480054


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@conference{icath20,
author={Noura Ait Oubaha and Mohamed Faouzi and Abdelkader Larabi and Mohamed Jalal El Hamidi},
title={Modeling Tools for the Foum El Oued Groundwater Aquifer under Climate Changes Context: Geodatabase and Hydrological Model},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,},
year={2020},
pages={48-54},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010427300480054},
isbn={978-989-758-514-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Humanity - Volume 1: ICATH,
TI - Modeling Tools for the Foum El Oued Groundwater Aquifer under Climate Changes Context: Geodatabase and Hydrological Model
SN - 978-989-758-514-2
AU - Oubaha N.
AU - Faouzi M.
AU - Larabi A.
AU - El Hamidi M.
PY - 2020
SP - 48
EP - 54
DO - 10.5220/0010427300480054