E3S Web Conf.
Volume 314, 2021The 6th edition of the International Conference on GIS and Applied Computing for Water Resources (WMAD21)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Geomatics, Remote Sensing and Modelling|
|Published online||26 October 2021|
Hydrological modelling for flood forecasting in Kénitra catchments, Western of Morocco
Laboratory of environment, Societies and territories, Department of Geography, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Campus Maamora, BP. 133 1400 Kenitra, Morocco
2 Laboratory of hydroinformatics, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Campus Maamora, BP. 133 1400 Kenitra, Morocco.
3 Laboratory of Geoscience, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Campus Maamora, BP. 133 1400 Kenitra, Morocco.
The Kenitra city located in western of Morocco. It is a port on the Sbu river, has a population in 2014 of 431,282. This city has known a rapid growth in the number of inhabitants due to the migration of the surrounding villages, as well as the growth of a group of industrial activities, as this city is the third economic city in Morocco, as it contains the third industrial zone in Morocco, this region follows the activity of car factories. Given its social and economic importance, protecting it from flood risks is a priority for decision-makers. In this paper, we developed a hydrological model using HEC-HMS tools for the purpose of protecting human life and economic activities from the risk of floods. The forecast model has been used in order to identify and regions at risk from flooding and to take other precautions to protect life. Additionally, a forecast can provide the basis for preparing critical infrastructure for floods in order to minimize damage.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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