Today, over two thirds of our peninsula are prone to hydrogeological instability, with risk of landslides and floods.
Prediction and prevention have been strategic for dealing with the hydrogeological risk for some time now. Contact with the world of scientific research is increasingly closely knit as well as the use of new technological systems to estimate the foreseen damages and to monitor vulnerable zones in the event of extreme weather conditions such as floods or drought.
The Department’s major operations in hydrogeological emergencies are given hereunder.