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    • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
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IJESD 2014 Vol.5(6): 522-526 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.538

Study of the Vulnerability of Coastal Areas of the Algerian Basin with the GIS

M. K. Mihoubi, R. Belkessa, and M. A. Latreche
Abstract—The Bay of Algiers is of a strategic, economic, and social, it is located in the heart of the Algerian capital, where the population density is high and many factories and commercial activities making it vulnerable to the pollution. Particularly along the coast, in addition to climate change, all this leads us to study their impact on the coast of Bay of Algiers, and exposure to risks of erosion and seawater intrusion. The aim of the work is the perception of vulnerable coastal areas by determining the coastal vulnerability index (CVI) at Bay of Algiers, based on physical, geomorphological and hydrodynamic factors, coupled a study of groundwater vulnerability to risks bevel saline particular endangered areas.
    These results obtained enable to project the future maps from the request processing on the state of the coastal system using the Geographical Information System (GIS). Landmark decisive tools to provide preventive and curative solutions to coastal systems for better coastal protection particular to estuarine areas, privileged place for exchange of sediment transport.
    The results of the study helped to locate areas of high vulnerability to moderate eastern bay of Algiers by the ICV index varying from 8 to 14. These values are still increasing in the medium to long term if no Compensation by protective structures unsupported consideration.

Index Terms—Bay of Algiers, coastal vulnerability, pollution, coast line, DRASTIC, CVI.

M. K. Mihoubi and M. A. Latreche are with Laboratory Mobilization and Recovery of Water Resource (LMVR-ENSH), National School for Hydraulics (ENSH), Algeria (e-mail:
R. Belkessa is with National School for Marine Sciences and Coastal Management (ENSSMAL). Algeria (e-mail:


Cite:M. K. Mihoubi, R. Belkessa, and M. A. Latreche, "Study of the Vulnerability of Coastal Areas of the Algerian Basin with the GIS," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 522-526, 2014.

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