The SCELANEAU project aims to analyze technical solutions for reconciling water withdrawals for crop irrigation and maintaining the hydrological and ecological functions of the Lanoraie peat complex. The targeted territory covers 364 km², straddles 7 municipalities and includes a 76 km² peat complex whose recent evolution, as well as the prospects for evolution in a context of climate change, are worrying: summer drying, gradual transformation of the typical vegetation from a bog to tree vegetation. The general objective of the project is to develop and assess the feasibility and relevance of technical scenarios aimed at reconciling the agricultural uses of water (and other users) and the maintenance of the hydrological functions of the Lanoraie peat complex in a context of climate change.
From 2021 to 2024
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.
Researcher: Aubert Michaud, retraité
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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