Protecting and restoring raw water sources through actions at the landscape scale | 2 Mers Seas Zeeën

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Protecting and restoring raw water sources through actions at the landscape scale

Priority Axis

Adaptation to Climate Change

Specific objective

Adaptation to Climate Change

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Overheid, Departement Omgeving

Lead partner

address

K. Albert II-laan
1000 Brussel
Belgique

Project budget

5 526 624

ERDF amount

3 315 974

ERDF rate

60%

Date de début

01/09/2018

Date de fin

31/08/2022

Common challenge

Build resilience against droughts (and water scarcity) by enhancing infiltration and water retention capacity of landscapes in regions of strategic importance for drinking water production. Climate projections for the 2 seas area, point towards dryer and warmer summers with more extreme and concentrated precipitation events (summer storms). This could result in a higher demand for water production (on hot, dry days, water consumption can triple). Increased water abstractions volumes during summer will have high impacts at an already critical moment for water dependent ecosystems. This will aggravate the conflict between water provisioning and biodiversity conservation. Restoring and developing blue-green structures in landscapes improves the hydrological resilience to droughts and floods, provides substantial climate mitigation benefits and benefits biodiversity.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Antwerpen – Onderzoeksgroep Ecosysteembeheer (UA)

Belgium/Flanders

Provincie Antwerpen

Belgium/Flanders

Pidpa

England

Westcountry Rivers Trust

England

Kent County Council

England

South East Water

Netherlands

Waterschap Brabantse Delta

Belgium/Flanders

Natuurpunt

England

South East Rivers Trust

Observers

England

Affinity Water Limited

England

Southern Water

England

South West Water

England

University of Exeter

England

The Rivers Trust

Belgium/Flanders

AquaFlanders

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij

France

Syndicat mixte pour l’aménagement et la gestion des eaux de l’Aa

France

DREAL Hauts-de-France

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaams Kenniscentrum Water (Vlakwa/VITO)

France

BRGM – Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières

France

NOREADE

France

Artois-Picardie water agency

Netherlands

Evides Water Company

France

Métropole Européenne de Lille

Netherlands

Stichting Het Zeeuwse Landschap

France

Chamber of Agriculture

Belgium/Flanders

Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos

Netherlands

Provincie Noord-Brabant

England

SES Water

England

Natural England

England

Natural England Catchment Sensitive Farming (NE CSF)

Netherlands

Brabant Water

Netherlands

Vereniging van Bos- en Natuurterreineigenaren (VBNE)

Netherlands

Vereniging Markdal duurzaam en vital