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Case study: disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in Greater Algiers: overview on a study assessing urban vulnerabilities to disaster risk and proposing measures for adaptation

Publication Year

2015

Author(s)
  • Boughedir, Sara
Source
CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Volume: 13 Pages: 103-108 Published: 2015
ISSN
1877-3435 eISSN: 1877-3443
Abstract

The city of Algiers in Algeria is particularly exposed to disaster risks, and its vulnerability is likely to increase with climate change. In the Wilaya of Algiers, a risk assessment study has been undertaken by the consulting firm Egis EAU in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Regional Development and Environment. Financed by the French Caisse des Depots, jointly supervised by the World Bank, and hosted by the Center for Mediterranean Integration, the program on cities and climate change is based on a risk methodology, which can be easily customized based on the local context. The study was based on the collection of past studies on recent disasters, aerial photographs and satellite images, digital terrain models, databases as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The study area consists mostly of dense residential and industrial spaces. Overall, the study assesses the vulnerabilities of Algiers when dealing with climate change and natural disasters up to 2030, and proposes a set of recommendations to improve risk management capacities of the Wilaya of Algiers.

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      ESI Discipline(s)
      • Environment/Ecology
      Web of Science Category(ies)
      • Environmental Sciences
      Adress(es)

      Ctr Mediterranean Integrat, F-13007 Marseille, France

      Reprint Adress

      Boughedir, S (reprint author), Ctr Mediterranean Integrat, 271 Corniche Kennedy, F-13007 Marseille, France.

      Country(ies)
      • France
      CNRS - Adress(es)
        Accession Number
        WOS:000352964400015
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