The project supports the analysis and evaluation of techniques to improve the water retention capacity of soils and water infiltration in order to limit flood peaks and sediment and nutrient loads of streams. 'water. The project's approach consists in projecting the evolution of the hydrological responses of the Pot-au-beurre and the Saint-Germain rivers (Centre-du-Québec), in improvement of cropping systems and the physical condition of the soils of their watersheds, under current and future climatic conditions. The project is based on both field and river measurement devices, as well as hydrological modeling at the scale of watersheds, coupled with historical and future climate scenarios.
The specific objectives of the project are to:
From 2021 to 2024
IRDA has been mandated to design, install, and operate a hydrometric station at the watershed outlet of Ruisseau aux Castors in the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality.
Researcher: Simon Ricard
The team at IRDA conducted hydrological monitoring on Branch 1 of the Campbell Stream (test basin) as well as the stream’s main branch, which was used as a control.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité
The aim of the project is to support the strategic Québec‒Mexico bilateral expert group on the optimal recovery of residual agricultural, agroindustrial, and forestry biomass.
Researcher: Stéphane Godbout