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
Quantification of the scale of soil displacement and net sediment production in the past 50 years for various soil textures and compare these results with those generated by modeling the watershed with SWAT.
Researcher: Claude Bernard
Barcoding can be used to obtain DNA sequences from specimens kept in the official Québec government insect collection and compare these sequences with those from field-caught specimens.
Researcher: Annabelle Firlej
The objective of project was to produce a biopesticide from the pyrolysis of agricultural waste.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout