Mohamed Elmehdi SAIDI

Full Professor & Research Director at the Faculty of Sciences and Technics
(Cadi Ayyad University - Marrakech - Morocco).


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

PHD Dissertation :
Surface and deep hydrology of the Souss watershed (Morocco): Climatology, hydrogeology, floods and hydrological balance in a sub-arid environment. (in french) Download

- 1991: Master’s degree in Physical Geography "
Geographical analysis of the physical environment. Natural resources and hazards" 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, Morocco)

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 :

- Contribution of meteorological models and soil moisture to the modeling and forecasting of floods in the Rheraya, Issyl and Ourika basins (High Atlas of Marrakech, Morocco). PhD thesis defended by El Mahdi El Khalki on September 9, 2020.

- Hydraulic modeling and territorial vulnerability to floods in semi-arid mountainous areas. Case of the Ourika and Rheraya watersheds (Morocco). PhD thesis defended by Oumaima Bennani on September 11, 2020.

 - Hydrology and Integrated Water Resources Management in the context of climate change. The case of the Chichaoua-Assif Al Mal hydrosystm (Morocco). PhD thesis defended by Abdessamad Hadri on July 17, 2021.


- Integration of satellite data into hydrological modeling and forecasting. Case of the Ghdat watershed (High Atlas, Morocco). PhD thesis defended by Tarik Saouabe on November 19, 2022.

- Hydrology of ungauged watersheds and groundwater recharge possibilities. Example of the right bank of Tensift wadi (Morocco). PhD thesis defended by Mounir Ouaba on March 18, 2023. 

- Climatic variability in Morocco and links with large-scale circulation patterns. Sara Boughdadi (Ongoing) 

- Contribution of Satellite-based rainfall products and Reanalysis in hydrological modeling in sub-Saharan Morocco. Case of Souss, Massa and Draa watersheds. Mariame Rachdane (Ongoing).

- Contribution of remote sensing, GIS, and geophysics in mapping potential groundwater areas in a discontinuous environment. The case of the Moroccan Central Massif. Latifa Ait Dhmane (Ongoing).

Reviewer for:

- Hydrological Sciences Journal

- Journal of African Earth Sciences
- 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.