Scaldwin: Scheldt Transnational Water management aimed at Improving /Integrating/Innovative measures for groundwater, sediments and surface water in the international Scheldt River Basin District Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Spatially distributed recharge and groundwater – surface water interactions in groundwater models: from the field to the catchment scale KU Leuven
Flow and transport in lowland area aquifers are strongly influenced by recharge processes and interactions with the surface water network. In lowlands, the groundwater table is close to the topographic surface. Therefore, the interactions between groundwater, atmosphere, soil, vegetation and surface water take place over short distances, within the so-called critical zone. Because of these short distances and the non-linearity of flow ...
Investigation of the potential of denitrification in shallow groundwater to mitigate nitrate concentrations in Flemish surface water bodies. KU Leuven
Despite extensive efforts, nitrate concentrations in the surface water continue to rise in some regions in Flanders, suggesting additional knowledge is necessary to reach future targets. In this context, fundamental insight in the relation between groundwater and surface water is becoming increasingly important. One relatively unknown and promising factor is denitrification in the groundwater. In this project, the potential of denitrification ...
The impact of iron-dissolved organic matter colloids on the fate and bioavailability of trace metals and phosphorus in surface water. KU Leuven
Phosphorus (P) is a limiting nutrient in many aquatic ecosystems. In agriculture, P is present in fertilizer and in animal manure. Widespread and intensive use of fertilizer and animal manure cause diffuse P emissions to the environment, leading to eutrophication of water bodies and impaired water quality. The fate of P in natural waters is strongly linked to that of iron (Fe) bearing particles, to which P can bind. Streams contain ...
Transport of dissolved organic matter from soils to surface water in agricultural areas: identifying and modeling the pathways and processes. KU Leuven
Modeling of sediment transport and surface water at the level of the sites in Olen and Overpelt Ghent University
Implementation of a modeling of surface water and sediment transport at the sites Nyrstar Umicore Olen and Overpelt in connection with the investigation necessary measures due to the historical presence of heavy metals for sustainable sediment and surface water management.
The role of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) on the bioavailability of metals and phosphorus to green algae as affected by the source of DOM in surface water. KU Leuven
The relevance of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia duodenalis in surface water as a source for waterborne transmisson in Belgium and in Bangladesh. Ghent University
This longitudinal study in Belgium and Bangladesh aims to estimate the prevalence of both parasites in surface water that is used for the production of drinking water, with emphasis on the zoonotic relevance using molecular characterisation by PCR, on establishing the source of infection on the dynamics of the curface water contamination using GIS.