Mohamed El Mehdi SAIDI
Full Professor & Research Director at
Faculty of Sciences and Technics

(Cadi Ayyad University - Marrakech - Morocco).


- 1995 : PHD in Hydrology & Climatology from Sorbonne University (Paris IV , France).

PHD Dissertation : Contribution à l’hydrologie profonde et superficielle du bassin versant du Souss (Maroc) : Climatologie, hydrogéologie, crues et bilans hydrologiques en milieu sub-aride. Download

- 1991 : Master’s degree in Physical Geography "Analyse géographique du milieu physique, ressources et risques naturels" University of Sciences and Technologies - Lille (France).

- 1989 : Bachelor's degree in Earth Sciences from Faculty of Sciences - Agadir (Morocco)

- High School diploma in experimental sciences (Tiznit, 

Research interests :

- Hydrology of arid and semi-arid environments
- Extreme hydrological events
- Climate change impacts on hydrology
- Water balance and Water Resources Management

Director of doctoral thesis :

- Hydraulic modeling and territorial vulnerability to floods in semi-arid mountainous areas. Case of the Ourika and Rhéraya watersheds (Morocco)

- Analysis and modeling of hydrometeorological extremes in a semi-arid Mediterranean environment. The case of the upstream wadis of Marrakech: Gheraya, Issil and Ourika (High Atlas, Morocco)

 - Hydrology and Integrated Water Resources Management in a context of climate change. The case of the Chichaoua-Assif Al Mal hydrosystm (Morocco)

- Contribution to the hydrology of ungauged watersheds and groundwater recharge possibilities. Example of the right bank of Tensift wadi (Morocco)

- Contribution of the hydrological modeling to understanding the processes of mean and extreme flows in semi arid environment. The case of the Zat and Ghdat watersheds (Morocco)

Rewiever for:

- Hydrological Sciences Journal
- European Scientific Journal
- Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
- Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences
- Bulletin de l'Institut Scientifique, Section Sciences de la Terre
- Arabian Journal of Earth Sciences.