Risk Assessment and Remedial Solutions of Coastal Flooding: Case Study of Hammam Lif Coastline, Northern Tunisia
- Corresponding Author:
- Abir B
Laboratory of Sedimentary Dynamic and Environment
National Engineering School of Sfax
Street of Soukra km 4, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 25, 2016; Accepted Date: July 05, 2016; Published Date: July 11, 2016
Citation: Abir B, Mohamed B, Samir M, Chokri Y (2016) Risk Assessment and Remedial Solutions of Coastal Flooding: Case Study of Hammam Lif Coastline, Northern Tunisia. J Geol Geophys 5:251. doi:10.4172/2381-8719.1000251
Copyright: © 2016 Abir B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study focused on the coastal area of Hammam Lif, an urban zone – about 20 kilometers to the south of the capital city Tunis - threatened by flooding caused by rainwater and water generated by the wave run up on the shoreline area. In this study we evaluated the potential flood threat using in the calculation of runoff flow rate in the area of Hammam Lif caused firstly by rain and partly by the wave run up. The study, also, tried to highlight the wrong conceptual characteristics of the urban area infrastructure in Hammam Lif. In order to be able to face the potential flood threats caused by the rain in Hammam Lif, some adequate protective solutions were proposed and other soft protective solutions were suggested to face the wave run originating at the sea.