Decision Support System for Water Resources Management in the West Mediterranean Area-Morocco
Sustainable management of water resources has become a major concern in many countries . Morocco has implemented a water resources management policy that has allowed a relatively efficient mobilization of conventional, surface and underground resources available to it.
The main purpose of this study is to diagnose the area of action (West Mediterranean area) to compare the state of water resources over a period of 20 years based on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. To achieve this goal, the methodological approach adopted is summarized as follows: different data were collected and processed for the design of the maps (Land cover map, map of the different systems, map of water requirements …), These data will be subject to some geo-processing, this can be considered an addition for interpretation and decision-making.
The comparison results were transposed on digital maps to find a decrease in water resources due to several factors such as urbanization.
KeywordsWater resources GIS Remote sensing Maps Interpretation Decision-making Comparison
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