Contact Dr Abdou Khouakhi


Abdou obtained a PhD in coastal hazards (coastal vulnerability) from the Faculty of Sciences Rabat, Morocco and then worked as a Postdoctoral research scholar at the IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa, USA. There, he worked on various projects related to extremes in weather and climate such as  extreme sea level/rainfall and their connection to climate. In 2017, Abdou joined Loughborough University, UK as a Research Associate in an EPSRC funded project  on developing a real-time monitoring and early warning system for urban floods, using a bespoke network of wireless water sensors combined with machine learning.

Current activities

Dr Abdou Khouakhi is a Lecturer in Remote sensing in the School of Water, Energy, and Environment, Centre for the environment, and Agricultural informatics. Abdou's research interests include extreme weather/climate, flood risk, and coastal hazards. More broadly, Abdou has a keen interest in the application of Geospatial Data Science, Earth Observation, and Machine Learning to better understand extreme weather and climate related-events and how their combination contributes to societal and environmental risk.

I welcome discussions with researchers who may wish to collaborate to develop their proposals. I also welcome enquires from prospective PhD and MSc students.





Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Rivas Casado M, Muthusamy M, Khouakhi A & Leinster P (2021) Emerging remote sensing technologies for flood applications. In: Earth Observation for Flood Application Progress and Perspectives, Elsevier.
  • Snoussi M, Niazi S, Khouakhi A & Raji O (2011) Climate change and sea-level rise: A GIS-Based vulnerability and impact assessment, the case of the moroccan coast. In: Geomatic Solutions for Coastal Environments, Elsevier, p. 275-310.