Patagonian glaciers are currently retreating at an alarming rate, due to the combined effect of increasing air temperature and decreasing precipitation. This project will generate new sediment records of Patagonian glacier variability to identify whether climate change equally affects glacier mass balance on the western (humid) and eastern (dry) sides of the southern Andes.
Soil Hydrology research platform underpinning innovation to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems KU Leuven
SHui is conceived as a network integrating long-term experiments of its 19 academic and SME partners across different environmental conditions and cropping systems in the EU and China. It provides a platform for research on soil-water resources management under water scarce conditions, to better understand the linkages between agricultural soil hydrology and sustainability and for a systematic assessment of adaptation and mitigation methods. ...
High precision isotope ratio infrared spectroscopy (IRIS) analyser for liquid water samples Ghent University
The equipment in this project allows high-throughput of water stable isotope analyses in highprecision.
This will allow to elaborate existing and develop new collaborations to understand the local and global water cycle, to unravel water movement and use through the soil -plant continuum, to reconstruct paleo-climatic conditions, to assess adulteration of beverages, and to study human body water.
Slim stuwen (fase 2) Flanders Hydraulics Research
Stochastic modelling of future extreme discharges as a tool for water resources engineering Ghent University
In water resources engineering, extreme discharge events are often used for designing hydraulic structures. Although different approaches exist, extracting these events from long-term discharge records is recommended. Yet, given climate change, it is expected that extreme events will occur at a larger pace. To mitigate potential future disasters, one should assess the severity of future events and use the latter in design studies. In this ...
Crop quality increase in (vertical) hydrothermal growth through transplantation of fully-fledged rhizosphere microbial communities Ghent University
The microbial life in the rhizosphere of agricultural crops plays an important role in the crop quality. Through the transplantation of fully-fledged microbial communities and optimization of the substrate composition, the quality of the final crop in (vertical) hydrotelling is guaranteed