The purpose of this project was to develop a set of spatially referenced tools for watercourse managers and those in charge of planning sustainable, environmentally friendly improvements to water systems. The tools can be used to precisely target areas most subject to erosion and most likely to release suspended particles and phosphorus into watercourses in rural areas and to help adapt water systems to climate change. The management tools and regional hydrological database developed during the project are to help define customized hydrological parameters for designing structures based on required adaptations to future climate change, which should reduce water system maintenance costs in the long term.
From 2016 to 2018
This project will help professionals better define the hydrological parameters needed for the design of structures suited to the future climate.
Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques | Université Laval | Concordia University | MRC Brome-Missisquoi
The purpose of the project was to assess the benefits of controlled farm drainage under current and future climatic conditions to meet the water needs of field crops and rural communities while reducing nitrogen and phosphorus flows into watercourses.
The project consisted of monitoring the hydrology of the main watercourses flowing into Lac Boivin to determine their flow rates and sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus inputs to the lake.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud