This project will be conducted in accordance with Measure 1.4.1 of the 2018–2030 Québec Water Strategy (QWS), which is being coordinated by Direction de l’agroenvironnement et du milieu hydrique (DAEMH), a branch of Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC). This measure set out in the QWS seeks to demonstrate the benefits of improved farming practices, in this case, on the aquatic health of a small, heavily agricultural watershed. It will also analyze the economic impacts of these practices. In line with this objective, IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate the hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.
The hydrometric data collected at the station will help describe and interpret the hydrological functioning of the waterway, by
From 2019 to 2023
This station, operated by IRDA, will help demonstrate the benefits of improved agricultural practices on the aquatic health of a small, heavily agricultural watershed.
Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques
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
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.
Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).