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Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin
Masson, E.; Meilliez, F. (2008). Ground and water levels change in the Scheldt basin, in: Meire, P. et al. Integrated water management: practical experiences and case studies. pp. 207-217
In: Meire, P. et al. (2008). Integrated water management: practical experiences and case studies. Springer-Verlag: [s.l.]. ISBN 9781402065514. 363 pp., more

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Document type: Conference paper

Author keywords
    Scheldt; transboundary basin; surface and groundwater levels; urbanization; demographic pressure; intensive agriculture; heavy industry; France

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  • Masson, E., more
  • Meilliez, F.

Abstract
    The Scheldt watershed is a transboundary hydrosystem which extends on three countries (France, Belgium and the Netherlands). It is characterized by a very strong urbanization and a very strong hydrological artificialisation both in surface and underground dynamic flows. These human impacts are already very present in the upstream basin (in France) as well as their downstream consequences in Belgium and in the Netherlands. In France, one of the main issues relates to the relative variations of water (surface and underground) and ground levels including their consequences in quantity (i.e. floods and low water periods), in quality (i.e. pollution of surface and ground waters) and their socio-economic impacts. This paper expose and analyze the upstream case study in the perspective of the hydrological link at basin scale.

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