Rivières de Wallonie

Our objective is to valorize river ecosystems and their services through an ambitious restoration of the physical habitat.

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Rivières de Wallonie

<p> <strong>Why</strong></p> <p> Rivers in Europe, have been significantly affected by the intensification of agriculture and the urbanization since the 1950s. Modifications and degradations of the natural state have occurred, with rivers being rectified, channelized, and disconnected from their natural floodplains. As a consequence, the usual ecological services that a river in a good ecological status can offer have been degraded: flooding mitigation, landscape aspects, leisure &amp; wellbeing, biodiversity bank, auto-purification, aquifer recharge, climate change resilience, tool for rural tourism and economic development (clean water for business, agriculture and citizens).</p> <p>  </p> <p> There is a need to restore rivers to their optimal functionality, taking account of the role they can play as green infrastructures and in the social and economic life of the countryside. Legislation is already favorable in Europe for such initiative, mainly through the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Floods Directive.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>What</strong></p> <p> Rivières de Wallonie was set up to valorize the river ecosystems. It acts as a platform catalyzing hydromorphological restoration projects, awareness raising activities, and development of sustainable rural economic activities linked to rivers.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Camera" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/54674/camera.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>How</strong></p> <p> In a first phase, Rivières de Wallonie aims to develop small scale restoration projects where various stakeholders are pulled together. The methodology of such project can then be replicated along the river, and on other water basins.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The initiative focuses primarily on two rivers in the South of Belgium: the Bocq, and the Eau Blanche. It has identified river stretches and stakeholders to implement the first two pilot projects.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Grue_mb" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/66378/grue_mb.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Who</strong></p> <p> Our team is made of three experts on aquatic ecosystems, who shared the same observation about the status of rivers. Sébastien is an agriculture and forest engineer specialized in river ecosystem management. Philippe is a skilled hydrobiologist who developed a passion for filming, and specialized in producing nature movies. Tanguy on his part is also bio-engineer, focusing on project development. </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> By funding us, you will become a direct investor in our common natural heritage, and will allow the recreation of a functional ecosystem, more resilient to pressures such as climate change, population growth, and valued by all for its services.</p> <p>  </p> <p> In particular, this campaign raises the necessary funds to get started on two pilot project sites in Southern Belgium. </p> <p>  </p> <p> - Site identification, local participation and agreements</p> <p> - Site design and preliminary hydraulic and ecological studies</p> <p> - Creation of a short movie by Philippe - a specialist on nature movies!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Private co-investors are ready to jump in if the project gets the necessary support from the crowd!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Once we have our pilot project of the ground, we will be able to replicate the approach to other sites, and increase the impact! Hence any small investment from your part will count and have a levy effect!!</p> <p>  </p> <p> Don't hesitate to give your feedback and ask us if any question.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>



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