Landslides in the Mila Basin-AGIS Approach

  • Nadira BounemeurEmail author
  • Riad Benzaid
  • Souad Atoub
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The study area is part of the Rhumel-Kebir watershed which belongs to the northern zone of the Neogene Constantine-Mila post-nappe basin (Northeast Algeria). In this zone, the phenomenon of landslides manifests in detrital formations of the Mio-Pliocene and seriously threatens homes and basic infrastructure. The main objective of our work was to contribute to the knowledge of the probable causes of these landslides. All these ground movements are becoming more and more important with the abundance of rainfall. However, tectonics and lithology are two predisposing factors that play an important role in their evolution. These factors are precursors of instability that decision-makers have to take into account when implementing any development project. Through this work we hope to contribute to the mapping of areas at risk of landslide in the Mila basin. The maps produced will be of major importance for decision support in future development programs.


Watershed Landslides Lithology Tectonics GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie GéologiqueUniversité Mohammed Seddik Benyahia-JijelJijelAlgeria

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