Walphy 2013 symposium
Framework : the LIFE project « WALPHY », co-funded by the European Union, is entering its final phase. Many river restoration projects were made during the five-year period in both the longitudinal continuity (obstacle removal, bypass channels, rock ramps, fish ladders,…) and the transverse connectivity (river habitat enhancement, restoration of meanders, backwaters restoration,…). The monitoring of these project is based on hydromorphology and biology. Objectives of the symposium:
- to promote an exchange of information between river managers, scientists, stakeholders and citizens
- to share the Walloon experience and knowledge from the WALPHY project with other experts in river restoration.
- What are the conclusions of the scientific monitoring and the impact of river restoration works on biodiversity? Which tools can we produce after this pilot project ?
- Talks will highlight specific restoration examples with monitoring to draw useful lessons for developing a decision-making tool for river managers.