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Water as a connecting theme for the establishment of an agricultural landscape park : the case study of the Onderzoekskouter (Flanders)

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Cecere, Andrea ULiège
Promotor(s) : Garré, Sarah ULiège ; Hermans, Thomas ULiège
Date of defense : 23-Aug-2021 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/13046
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Title : Water as a connecting theme for the establishment of an agricultural landscape park : the case study of the Onderzoekskouter (Flanders)
Translated title : [fr] L'eau comme thème connecteur pour l'établissement d'un parc paysager agricole : le cas d'étude de l'Onderzoekskouter (Flandre)
Author : Cecere, Andrea ULiège
Date of defense  : 23-Aug-2021
Advisor(s) : Garré, Sarah ULiège
Hermans, Thomas ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Degré, Aurore ULiège
Charles, Catherine ULiège
Wellens, Joost ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 117
Keywords : [en] landscape park
[en] water management
[en] water harvesting
[en] surface water
[en] groundwater
[en] interactions
[en] shallow aquifer
[en] hydrogeology
[en] modelling
[en] agricultural park
[en] Flanders
Discipline(s) : Life sciences > Environmental sciences & ecology
Life sciences > Agriculture & agronomy
Research unit : Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)
Name of the research project : Onderzoekskouter
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
Student
General public
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en bioingénieur : sciences et technologies de l'environnement, à finalité spécialisée
Faculty: Master thesis of the Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (GxABT)

Abstract

[fr] In a context where water management is becoming a crucial issue, it is necessary to develop accurate tools to assess the resource. The Flemish agricultural sector is more subject to extreme events such as floods and droughts than before. A landscape park (Rodeland) and an agricultural park (Onderzoekskouter) in East Flanders are considering the issue very closely. This work is a large-, medium- and small-scale study to restore the water landscape, understand the inter-actions between surface water and groundwater and promote the recharge of shallow aquifers. The large scale is the study of a catchment area and the development of a conceptual model. For this purpose, a detailed characterization, an inventory of water level data, a piezometric map and a simulation with the WetSpass-M tool are carried out. The medium scale is a focus on the Onderzoekskouter and the development of a decision supporting tool for the promotion of infiltration and water retention. Several measures are suggested. Finally, the smaller scale is a practical case to highlight the relevance of wetland restoration for the landscape and biodiversity but more specifically for water retention. To this end, soil physico-chemical properties and ecology are highlighted. Then the site is described for surface water, groundwater and the vadose, through hydrographs, wells installation and pedotransfer functions. This work is a conceptual approach in preparation for a future numerical modelling approach.


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