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Prevention And Protection Against Floods

Undertaking, in partnership with the administration, public institutions, and local authorities, the implementation of actions necessary for the prevention and protection against floods;

This mission is crucial to ensure the safety of populations, the preservation of property, and the responsible management of hydraulic resources. Here is a detailed expansion of this mission:

  1. Hydrological and Hydraulic Studies:
  • The Agency conducts in-depth studies on the hydrological regime of the region, including precipitation analysis, monitoring of river flow, and assessment of flood risks. These studies help better understand the hydrological characteristics of the area and determine high-risk zones.
  • Mapping of Risk Areas: Based on hydrological studies, the Agency develops flood risk maps. These maps identify areas likely to be affected during exceptional rainfall events, allowing precise planning of prevention measures.
  1. Stormwater Management Infrastructure:
  • In partnership with the administration, public institutions, and local authorities, the Agency establishes stormwater management infrastructure. This may include the construction of drainage systems, canals, and retention basins to minimize flood risks.
  1. Resilient Territory Planning:
  • The Agency contributes to land planning by integrating resilience criteria against floods. This may involve creating buffer zones, preserving wetlands, and implementing adapted urban planning regulations.
  1. Early Warning Systems:
  • In collaboration with local partners, the Agency develops early warning systems to alert the population in case of imminent flood risk. These systems enable a rapid response and orderly evacuation if necessary.
  1. Training and Awareness:
  • The Agency organizes training and awareness programs for local authorities, emergency services, local communities, and stakeholders involved in flood risk management. These programs aim to strengthen the skills and awareness of local actors regarding best practices in flood prevention and protection.
  1. Development of Risk Management Plans:
  • In partnership with local authorities, the Agency contributes to the development of flood risk management plans. These plans include specific guidelines on flood response, evacuation routes, and emergency communication.
  1. Infrastructure Maintenance:
  • The Agency ensures regular maintenance of flood prevention infrastructure to guarantee its continuous effectiveness. This involves regular inspections, maintenance work, and improvements if necessary.
  1. Coordination with Stakeholders:
  • The Agency closely coordinates its actions with relevant stakeholders, including emergency services, local authorities, and non-governmental organizations, to ensure an integrated and effective approach to flood prevention and protection.
  1. Search for Technological Innovations:
  • Continuously seeking improvements, the Agency engages in the search for technological innovations to enhance flood prevention and protection. This may include the use of remote sensing technologies, advanced hydrological modeling, and risk management tools.

In summary, the “Prevention and Protection Against Floods” mission of the Sakia El Hamra and Oued Eddahab Hydraulic Basin Agency includes a wide range of activities aimed at minimizing flood risks, protecting communities and infrastructure, and promoting sustainable management of hydraulic resources in the region.

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