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Document Climatic hazards, land use change and their impact on water resources in arid and semi-arid Morocco: The case of the East and South-East

The Eastern and the South-Eastern parts of Morocco constitute two regions which present many common characters on several levels. Apart from some greenery “ islands” of very limited extension favoured by height, the rest of this vast territory is rather homogeneous at the level of landscapes, which are characterized by considerable aridity. The ecosystems are fragile and sensitive to various changes, natural as well as anthropological. The important changes, especially those related to human activities, arose only during the twentieth century. If the vegetation cover and its edaphic support are the most affected by socio-spatial mutations, the water resources do not remain less perturbed.

Contact: Abderrahmane EL HARRADJI, Laboratoire de Géographie Physique
Département de Géographie, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines
Université Mohammed Premier, B.P. 457, - 60000-Oujda, Maroc

Creator Abderrahmane EL HARRADJI (email:
Publisher Abderrahmane EL HARRADJI
Type of document Newsletter
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Source of information MEDIAS
Keyword(s) Climatic hazards
Geographical coverage Morocco