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Use of GIS for Digital Mapping and Spatial Analysis of Landfills: Case of the Settat Province in Morocco
Ghizlane Benezzine 1  
,   Zouhri Abdeljalil 1  
,   Koulali Yahya 2  
 
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Hassan First University of Settat, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Applied Chemistry and Environment Laboratory, Settat, Morocco
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Hassan First University of Settat, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Laboratory of Biochemistry, Neurosciences, Natural Resources and Environment, Settat, Morocco
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Ghizlane Benezzine   

Hassan First University of Settat, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Applied Chemistry and Environment Laboratory, Settat, Morocco
Publication date: 2021-05-01
 
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2021; 3:1–10
 
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In Morocco, the population growth and changes in consumption and production patterns are increasing the amount of generated waste, particularly household solid waste. It is estimated at 6.9 million tons per year, of which 5.5 million tons in urban areas, with a ratio of 0.76 kg/inhabitant/day (Ministry of the Interior, national portal for local authorities, National Household Waste Program). In the absence of controlled landfills, this waste negatively affects living spaces and generates health and environmental problems. The province of Settat, which is affected by this scourge, inefficiently manages this household waste as in other regions, thus requiring improvement with the involvement of the actors concerned. This work involves the creation of a cartographic database of household waste in the province of Settat using a Geographic Information System (GIS). The analysis of the maps made, the observation of photos of existing landfills, and a diagnosis of the landfills in the Settat province have shown a direct negative impact on the different vital axes.