North African lagoons are vulnerable ecosystems typifying the need to reconcile environmental sustainability with population growth and economic development. This proposal will develop management tools for these aquatic resources. Integrated monitoring and survey programmes will be established for hydrology, water and sediment quality and aquatic ecology. Longer-term changes will be evaluated through the analysis of extant ground data and satellite remote sensing techniques. Environmental factors controlling vegetation characteristics will be established using hydrological, hydrochemical and ecological data. A dynamic hydrological/hydraulic 2-D finite element model coupled to a eutrophication model will be applied to each key site and used to evaluate the impacts of future changes associated with sea level rise and water resource developments.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
10106 Rabat / Agdal