Reference : Design of a watercourse and riparian strip monitoring system for environmental management
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Aquatic sciences & oceanology
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
Life sciences : Agriculture & agronomy
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/20925
Design of a watercourse and riparian strip monitoring system for environmental management
English
Debruxelles, N. [> >]
Claessens, Hugues mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Lejeune, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
Rondeux, Jacques mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
2009
Environmental Monitoring & Assessment
Kluwer Academic Publishers
156
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0167-6369
Dordrecht
The Netherlands
[en] Belgium ; Monitoring ; Riparian corridors ; River ; Survey ; Water management
[en] Watercourses are complex ecosystems where numerous economic, ecological and heritage
issues converge. To ensure their efficient management it is essential to have a full description
of these multifunctional ecosystems and to know their evolution over time. This paper
describes a method for monitoring watercourses and their riparian strips developed in Wallonia
(southern Belgium). It is based on an inventory constructed by stratified random sampling comprising 1,071 sampling plots distributed over a total length of 24,600 km of watercourses covered from their source. Each sampling plot is surveyed and measurements and fine observations are made on watercourse segments 50 m long. The method developed, which was applied on a regional scale, could easily be transposed to other entities, from large river basins, to an entire country. Examples of results obtained from a first inventory phase
demonstrate the utility of this tool designed to supply qualitative and quantitative information to
assist watercourse management.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; Others
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/20925

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