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The hydrological research division (HRD) and its HRD flood information centre of the Ministry of Flanders (Belgium)
Heylen, J. (1997). The hydrological research division (HRD) and its HRD flood information centre of the Ministry of Flanders (Belgium). Infrastruct. Leefmilieu 4/97: 239-245
In: Infrastructuur in het leefmilieu. Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap. Departement Leefmilieu en Infrastructuur: Brussel. ISSN 0779-7001, more

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  • Heylen, J. (1999). The hydrological research division (HRD) and its HRD flood information centre of the Ministry of Flanders (Belgium), in: International conference on quality, management and availability of data for hydrology and water resources management, Koblenz, Federal Republic of Germany, 22-26 March 1999: extended abstracts. pp. 223-232, more
  • Heylen, J. (1997). The hydrological research division (HRD) and its HRD flood information centre of the Ministry of Flanders (Belgium), in: Refsgaard, J.C. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the European Water Resources Association Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-6 september 1997: Operational Water Management. pp. 97-103, more

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Keywords
    Computation; Data acquisition; Density measurement; Flood forecasting; Hydrology; Inland waters; Monitoring systems; River discharge; Water level measurement; Water management; Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Heylen, J.

Abstract
    The global water management policy in Flanders (Belgium) and especially the management of the Flemish waterways network requires a serious study of the water Ievels and discharges in the watercourses.
    The HRD developed a performant hydrometrical network over the Flemish territory, continuously measuring and computing water levels and discharges.
    In this network water levels are automatically registered by water level gauges in about 150 HRD hydrometrical stations. In about 100 of these stations the HRD computes discharges.
    In times of threatening floods, the HRD Flood Information Centre is activated for a round-the-clock real time monitoring of water levels and is so continuously supplying various authorities with flood risk related data. Also the HRD issues short-range water level forecasts, based on water level values, meteorological data as rain and cloud satellite pictures.

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