A Decision support Framework for the Management of Sidi Moussa-Oualidia Lagoons: Moving toward Sustainability



The Moroccan lagoon's Oualidia – Sidi Moussa complex, located between land and sea, is important for its environment and the valuable ecosystem services provided to the local population. However, increasing urbanization, aquaculture, agriculture growth, fishery demand, and tourism trends, among other activities, have created several problems that affect natural resources and human interest as an obstacle to achieving sustainable development. In this paper, we used the Drivers-Activities-Pressures-State Change-Impact (on welfare)-Responses (as Measures) framework (DAPSI(W)R(M)) to assess and evaluate complex management components of multi-aspects issues covering social, environmental, economic and policies parts. The responses provided under the Sustainable Development Goals will help provide a structured tool that local managers and decision-makers could use to improve the environmental health of ecosystems, the socio-economic aspects of the surrounding population towards a resilient ecosystem, and achieve sustainability on a large scale.


Management Framework, DAPSI(W)R(M), Sustainability, SDG

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