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
Three-year project on an array of mitigation protocols to reduce the application of glyphosate in a field crop system (corn–soybean–grains).
The general goal of the project is to develop biostimulants from oils produced by the rapid pyrolysis of crop and logging residues.