Yves Tramblay, El Mahdi El Khalki, Abderrahmane Khedimallah, Mahrez Sadaoui, Lahcen Benaabidate, Tayeb Boulmaiz, Hamouda Boutaghane, Hamouda Dakhlaoui, Lahoucine Hanich, Wolfgang Ludwig, Mohamed Meddi, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Gil Mahé (2024) Regional flood frequency analysis in North Africa, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 630, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.130678


El Khalki EM, Tramblay Y, Saidi ME, Marchane A and Chehbouni A (2023) Hydrological assessment of different satellite precipitation products in semi-arid basins in Morocco. Frontiers in Water, 5:1243251. https://doi.org/10.3389/frwa.2023.1243251

Boughdadi, S.; Ait Brahim, Y.; El Alaoui El Fels, A.; Saidi, M.E. (2023) Rainfall Variability and Teleconnections with Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation Patterns in West-Central Morocco. Atmosphere, 14, 1293. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14081293

Ait Dhmane, L.; Moustadraf, J.; Rachdane, M.; Saidi, M.E.; Benjmel, K.; Amraoui, F.; Ezzaouini, M.A.; Ait Sliman, A.; Hadri, A. (2023) Spatiotemporal Assessment and Correction of Gridded Precipitation Products in North Western Morocco. Atmosphere, 14, 1239. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos14081239

Adam Najmi, Brahim Igmoullan, Mustapha Namous, Imane El Bouazzaoui, Yassine Ait Brahim,El Mahdi El Khalki and Mohamed El Mehdi Saidi (2023) Evaluation of PERSIANN-CCS-CDR, ERA5, and SM2RAIN-ASCAT rainfall products for rainfalland drought assessment in a semi-arid watershed, Morocco. Journal of Water and Climate Change 14 (5): 1569–1584. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2023.461

Yves Tramblay, El Mahdi El Khalki, Luca Ciabatta, Stefania Camici, Lahoucine Hanich, Mohamed El Mehdi Saidi, Abdellatif Ezzahouani, Lahcen Benaabidate, Gil Mahé & Luca Brocca (2023) River runoff estimation with satellite rainfall in Morocco, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 68:3, 474-487, https://doi.org/10.1080/02626667.2023.2171295

Mounir OUABA,  Mohamed Elmehdi SAIDI (2023) Contribution of morphological study to the understanding of watersheds in arid environment: A case study (Morocco). AIMS Environmental Science, 10 (1): 16-32. https://doi.org/10.3934/environsci.2023002

Ouaba, M., Saidi, M.E. & Alam, M.J.B. (2023) Flood modeling through remote sensing datasets such as LPRM soil moisture and GPM-IMERG precipitation: A case study of ungauged basins across Morocco. Earth Science Informatics. 16, 653–674. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12145-022-00904-6


Tramblay Y., Villarini G., Saidi M.E., Massari C., Stein L., (2022) Classification of flood-generating processes in Africa. Scientific Reports, 12, 18920, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-23725-5

Rachdane, M.; El Khalki, E.M.; Saidi, M.E.; Nehmadou, M.; Ahbari, A.; Tramblay, Y. (2022) Comparison of High-Resolution Satellite Precipitation Products in Sub-Saharan Morocco. Water, 14, 3336. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14203336

Echogdali, F.Z.; Boutaleb, S.; Bendarma, A.; Saidi, M.E.; Aadraoui, M.; Abioui, M.; Ouchchen, M.; Abdelrahman, K.; Fnais, M.S.; Sajinkumar, K.S. (2022) Application of Analytical Hierarchy Process and Geophysical Method for Groundwater Potential Mapping in the Tata Basin, Morocco. Water, 14, 2393. https://doi.org/10.3390/w14152393

Tarik Saouabe, Khaoula Ait Naceur, El Mahdi El Khalki, Abdessamad Hadri, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi (2022) GPM-IMERG product: a new way to assess the climate change impact on water resources in a Moroccan semi-arid basin. Journal of Water and Climate Change ; 13 (7): 2559–2576. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2022.403

Abdessamad Hadri, Mohamed El Mehdi Saidi, El Mahdi El Khalki, Brahim Aachrine, Tarik Saouabe, Abdeslam Ait Elmaki (2022) Integrated water management under climate change through the application of the WEAP model in a Mediterranean arid region. Journal of Water and Climate Change. 13 (6). 2414–2442. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2022.039

Mounir Ouaba, El Mahdi El Khalki, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi & Md Jobair Bin Alam (2022) Estimation of Flood Discharge in Ungauged Basin Using GPM-IMERG Satellite-Based Precipitation Dataset in a Moroccan Arid Zone. Earth Systems and Environment. 6, 541–556. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-022-00296-z

Fatima Fniguire, Nour-Eddine Laftouhi, Afrah Saad Al-Mahfadi, Hicham El Himer, Nourddine Khalil, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi (2022) Hydrological modelling using the distributed hydrological model CEQUEAU in a semi-arid mountainous area: a case study of Ourika watershed, Marrakech Atlas, Morocco. Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration. 7, 89–102. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41207-021-00287-y

Abdelhafid El Alaoui El Fels, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, & Md Jobair Bin Alam (2022) Rainfall Frequency Analysis Using Assessed and Corrected Satellite Precipitation Products in Moroccan Arid Areas. The Case of Tensift Watershed. Earth Systems and Environment, 6, 391–404. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41748-021-00290-x


Abdelhafid El Alaoui El Fels, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Assma Bouiji, Mounia Benrhanem (2021) Rainfall regionalization and variability of extreme precipitation using artificial neural networks: a case study from western central Morocco. Journal of Water and Climate Change 12 (4): 1107–1122https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2020.217

Abdessamad Hadri, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi & Abdelghani Boudhar (2021) Multiscale drought monitoring and comparison using remote sensing in a Mediterranean arid region: a case study from west-central Morocco. Arabian Journal of Geosciences; 14:118, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-021-06493-w

Abdessamad Hadri, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Tarik Saouabe and Abdelhafid El Alaoui El Fels (2021) Temporal trends in extreme temperature and precipitation events in an arid area: case of Chichaoua Mejjate region (Morocco). Journal of Water and Climate Change, 12 (3): 895–915. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2020.234


Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi; Tarik Saouabe; Abdelhafid El Alaoui El Fels; El Mahdi El Khalki; Abdessamad Hadri (2020) Hydro-meteorological characteristics and occurrence probability of extreme flood events in Moroccan High Atlas. Journal of Water and Climate Change;  11 (S1): 310-321. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2020.069

El Mahdi El Khalki, Yves Tramblay, Christian Massari, Luca Brocca, Vincent Simmoneaux, Simon Gascoin, and Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi (2020) Challenges in flood modeling over data-scarce regions: how to exploit globally available soil moisture products to estimate antecedent soil wetness conditions in Morocco. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 2591–2607, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-2591-2020

Saouabe Tarik, El Khalki, El Mahdi, Saidi, Mohamed Elmehdi, Najmi Adam, Hadri Abdessamad, Rachidi Said, Jadoud Mourad, Tramblay Yves (2020). Evaluation of the GPM-IMERG Precipitation Product for Flood Modeling in a Semi-Arid Mountainous Basin in Morocco. Water, 12, 2516. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12092516

El Khalki E.M., Tramblay Y., Amengual A., Homar V., Romero R., Saidi M.E.M., Alaouri M., (2020). Validation of the AROME, ALADIN and WRF models for flood forecasting in Morocco, Water, 12(2), 437, https://doi.org/10.3390/w12020437


Bennani O., Tramblay Y., Saidi M. E., Gascoin S. and Leone F. (2019) Flood Hazard Mapping Using Two Digital Elevation Models: Application in a Semi-Arid Environment of Morocco. European Scientific Journal 15(33):338-359. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2019.v15n33p338   Download  

Oumaima Bennani, Ernest Druon, Frédéric Leone, Yves Tramblay, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, (2019) "A spatial and integrated flood risk diagnosis: Relevance for disaster prevention at Ourika valley (High Atlas-Morocco)", Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 548-564. https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-12-2018-0379


Choukrani G., Hamimsa A., Saidi M.E., Babqiqi A. (2018). Diagnostic et projection future du changement climatique en zone aride. Cas de la région Marrakech-Safi (Maroc). Larhyss Journal, n°36, pp. 49-63. ISSN 1112-3680. Download

El Khalki El Mahdi, Tramblay Yves, Saidi Mohamed Elmehdi, Bouvier Christophe, Hanich Lahoucine, Benrhanem Mounia & Alaouri Meriem (2018) Comparison of modeling approaches for flood forecasting in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco(2018). Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 11: 410. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-018-3752-7


Fatima Fniguire, Nour-Eddine Laftouhi, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Zineb Zamrane, Hicham El Himer, Nourddine Khalil, Spatial and temporal analysis of the drought vulnerability and risks over eight decades in a semi-arid region (Tensift basin: Morocco). Theoretical and Applied Climatology ; (2017) 130:321–330. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-016-1873-z

Yassine Ait Brahim, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Khaoula Kouraiss, Abdelfettah Sifeddine, Lhoussaine Bouchaou (2017) Analysis of observed climate trends and high resolution scenarios for the 21st century in Morocco. Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences, Volume 8, Issue 4, Page 1375-1384. Download  


Freddy VINET, Mohamed Elmehdi SAIDI, Johnny DOUVINET, Noomène FEHRI, Wafa NASRALLAH, Wahiba MENAD, Samira MELLAS (2016) Urbanization and land use as a driver of flood risk. The Mediterranean Region under Climate Change. A Scientific Update. IRD éditions, Marseille. ISBN : 978-2-7099-2219-7. p.563-575. Download

Oumaima Bennani, Yassine Ait Brahim, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi, Fatima Fniguire (2016) Variability of surface water resources and extreme flows under climate change conditions in arid and mediterranean area: Case of Tensift watershed, Morocco. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 9(4):165-174. Download  


Abdelhafid El Alaoui El Fels & Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi (2014) Simulation et spatialisation du risque d’inondation dans une vallée anthropisée. Le cas de la vallée de l’Ourika (Haut Atlas, Maroc). European Scientific Journal, Vol. 10, No 17, p.223-236.  Download  

Fatima Fniguire, Nour-Eddine Laftouhi, Mohamed Elmehdi Saidi & Amal Markhi (2014) Some Aspects of Climate Variability and Increasing Aridity in Central Morocco over the Last Forty Years: Case of Tensift Basin (Marrakech-Morocco). Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol.4, No.9, pp.42-51. Download


Mohamed Elmehdi SAIDI, Youssef BOULOUMOU, Souad ED-DAOUDI, Mohamed El Hassane ARESMOUK (2013) Les crues de l’oued Issil en amont de Marrakech (Maroc), un risque naturel récurrent. European Scientific Journal, edition vol.9, No.23, pp.189-208. Download


BAIDDAH A., SAIDI M. E., DAOUDI L., EL MIMOUNI A., SMAIJ Z. (2012) Typologie des crues en zone montagneuse, océanique et semi aride. Le cas du bassin versant du Ksob (Haut Atlas occidental, Maroc). Larhyss Journal,  n° 11, pp. 79-96. Download

SAIDI M.E.M, BOUKRIM S., FNIGUIRE F., RAMROMI A. (2012) Les écoulements superficiels sur le Haut Atlas de Marrakech. Cas des débits extrêmes. Larhyss Journal, n° 10, Biskra, pp.75-90.  Download


M. E. SAIDI, L. DAOUDI, M. E. H. ARESMOUK, F. FNIGUIRE & S. BOUKRIM (2010) Les crues de l’oued Ourika (Haut Atlas, Maroc) : Événements extrêmes en contexte montagnard semi-aride. Comunicações Geológicas, Lisbonne, t. 97, pp. 113-128.Download

A. El Mimouni, L. Daoudi, M. E. Saidi & A. Baiddah (2010) comportement hydrologique et dynamique d’un bassin versant en milieu semi-aride : Exemple du bassin versant du Ksob (Haut Atlas occidental, Maroc). Revista Cuaternario y Geomorfología, 24 (1-2), 99-112, Madrid. Download

Before 2010

DAOUDI L., SAIDI M.E. (2008) Floods in semi-arid zone: example of the Ourika (High Atlas of Marrakech, Morocco). International Scientific Journal for Alternative Energy and Ecology. ISJAEE, #5, p 117-123. Download

M. E. SAIDI, M. AGOUSSINE et L. DAOUDI (2006) Effet de la morphologie et de l’exposition sur les ressources en eau superficielle de part et d'autre du Haut Atlas (Maroc) ; exemple des bassins versants de l'Ourika et du Marghène. Bulletin de l’Institut Scientifique, Rabat, section Sciences de la Terre n°28, p. 41-49. Download

M. AGOUSSINE, M.E SAIDI et B. IGMOULLAN (2004) Reconnaissance des ressources en eau du bassin d'Ouarzazate (Sud-Est marocain). Bulletin de l'Institut Scientifique, Rabat, section Sciences de la Terre n° 26, p. 81-92. Download

M.E SAIDI , L. DAOUDI, M.E.H. ARESMOUK et A. BLALI (2003) Rôle du milieu physique dans l'amplification des crues en milieu montagnard, exemple de la crue du 17 août 1995 dans la vallée de l'Ourika (Haut-Atlas, Maroc). Science et changements planétaires / Sécheresse, Volume 14-2, p. 107-114, Paris. Download  

M.E. SAIDI (1994) Genèse et propagation des crues en milieu sub-aride : Exemple de l’oued Souss (Maroc). Bulletin de l’Association de Géographes Français, volume 1, p.94-111, Paris. doi : 10.3406/bagf.1994.1723   Download