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donderdag, maart 5 2009
AMICE officially approved

vrijdag, april 3 2009
Work Package 1 starts !

maandag, april 27 2009
First Project Steering Group meeting

dinsdag, april 28 2009
AMICE startbijeenkomst

dinsdag, april 28 2009
Site visit - Ny village and the Naives plain - Belgium

donderdag, juni 18 2009
WP4 starts !

donderdag, september 3 2009
Progresses from WP1

donderdag, september 10 2009
The Mekong delegation interested in the AMICE project

vrijdag, september 11 2009
WP3 Partners want to increase interactions between their respective actions

donderdag, oktober 15 2009
Project Steering Group meeting report - First Payment Claim

donderdag, december 13 2012

Publication of the statistical analysis of low-flows in Wallonia

Now, low flows and droughts are more and more recognised as risk situations due to the huge consequences of water shortage. Furthermore, climate change constitutes a new threat, even though the uncertainty about the evolution of low-flows remains high.
Moreover, being able to estimate low flows at any point of a river is really important nowadays for a good integrated management of rivers. Indeed, low flow estimates are needed in projects related, for example, to the construction of hydroelectric dams, the conservation of aquatic habitats, water abstraction licensing, discharge management, commercial navigation or the management of bathing areas.
It becomes essential to know the magnitude as well as the frequency of such extreme events. The frequency actually indicates the severity of low flow events. And, in case of droughts, different measures to maintain a minimum flow in rivers are usually taken by the environmental department of the Government according to this severity (e.g. “Plan d’Action Sécheresse” in France, drought plans in the UK).
In Wallonia, low flows have never been studied in details, and no method exists to estimate them. Therefore, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (University of Liège) aims at filling this knowledge gap.

De partners betrokken bij deze actualiteit :

  • Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech
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