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Water in agriculture

... weather extremes due to climate change and, therefore, also more dry periods or heavy showers with flooding. Combined with our high degree of urbanization, the amount of paved area, and our popula...



...eals the soil, all those functions are lost. This results in, among other things, a greater risk of flooding, less water infiltration, warmer cities and towns, less CO2 storage by plants and the so...


Soil health

...agricultural soils. With climate change, agriculture is experiencing both increased drought and flooding problems. Healthy soils, on the one hand, store more water and allow good rooting, so pl...


Soil: carbon sequestration

...rough mineralizationincreased water permeability resulting in less runoff, a reduced risk of flooding and better replenishment of surface and groundwatera higher water holding capacity whic...

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Sustainable use of sand in nature-based solutions

... so-called NBSs or nature-based solutions, to tackle societal challenges such as climate change and flooding linked to coastal safety. After all, there is a field of tension between the great need ...

News | 11/03/2020

Counteracting coastal erosion with natural reefs?

...each erosion. It is not sustainable to keep raising these defenses endlessly to contain the risk of flooding. They're also very expensive, and they have a disruptive effect on the coastal environme...

News | 19/01/2024

Reed fescue, ideal for grazing young cattle

... 45% in dry years. Reed fescue is suitable for mowing and grazing and well resistant to drought and flooding. Due to its slow juvenile growth, the grass is preferably sown in late summer. After...

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