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Hydrological Risk Assessment at Praia, Cape Verde

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 771-783

Keywords : Hydrology; population; Cape Verde.;

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Hydrology modeling became a relevant topic for the Cidade da Praia, Cabo Verde, Africa, due to negative impact risk to local population and its assets. The modeling via Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can help the decision-making process of space occupation and characterization for this type of risk. Under the municipalities of Praia, the phenomenon of flash flood is common, causing soil erosion and landslide. This constitutes a risk for the local habitat, particularly in districts with a lack of strong human infrastructures. To simulate, analyze and generate risk maps using GIS to help this county governance authorities for decision-making, thus, becomes the main aim of this article.

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