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Regional Association VI, Forum Hydrology, Koblenz May 8 – 10, 2012. Statements of the regional hydrological service s of Belgium. Collected by Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium. Organization, role and main tasks. Regionalized hydrological services: Flanders Brussels-Capital

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regional association vi forum hydrology koblenz may 8 10 2012

Regional Association VI, Forum Hydrology, Koblenz May 8 – 10, 2012

Statements of the regional hydrological services of Belgium

Collected by Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

organization role and main tasks
Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
  • Wallonia
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
    • Navigable waterways: FlandersHydraulics-Hydrological Information Centre (HIC)
    • Non-navigable waterways: FlemishEnvironmental Agency (VMM)
  • Brussels-Capital
  • Wallonia
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
    • Navigable waterways: FlandersHydraulics-Hydrological Information Centre (HIC)
      • Measurements (water level, flow, sediment concentration, rainfall)
      • Flood forecasting and tidal predictions
      • Hydrologicalresearch
    • Non-navigable waterways: FlemishEnvironmental Agency (VMM)
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
    • Navigable waterways: FlandersHydraulics-Hydrological Information Centre (HIC)
    • Non-navigable waterways: FlemishEnvironmental Agency (VMM)
      • Operational Flood (Crisis) Management
      • Flood Risk Management (cf EU Floods Directive)
      • Support of R&D
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
    • Brussels Water Management Society (SBGE/BMWB)
  • Wallonia
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
    • Brussels Water Management Society (SBGE/BMWB)
      • Mainlyurbanhydrology (storm basins, sewer network, treatment plans)
      • But alsomeasurement network (precipitation, surface water)
  • Wallonia
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
  • Wallonia:
    • DG03 (General Direction of Mobility and Navigable Waterways)
    • DG02 (Agriculture and Environment): non-navigable waterways (rivers with area > 50 km^2)
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
  • Wallonia:
    • DG03 (General Direction of Mobility and Navigable Waterways)
      • Hydrological monitoring (measurement network, flood forecasting, control, flood warnings)
      • Hydrological studies (river basin, EU Directives)
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Organization, role and main tasks

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

Regionalizedhydrological services:

  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital
  • Wallonia:
    • DG03
    • DG02 (Agriculture and Environment): non-navigable waterways (rivers with area > 50 km^2)
      • AQUALIM streamgauge network (160 sites), database and statistical tools for hydrological studies
      • Monitoring of floods and low flows
biggest success
Biggest success

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

  • HIC: Available flood forecasting system for all navigable waterways in Flanders to be used as decision support system for water managers
  • VMM: issued in November 2010 a first official national flood warning 48 hoursbefore a damagingfloodingstarted over wide areas in Flanders.

Whatmakesyou happy atwork?

  • HIC: achieving goals
biggest failure
Biggest failure

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

  • HIC: staff reduction
  • VMM: not being able to communicatetowards the general public with one voice and slower speed whenworkingtogetherwith more organisations.
  • VMM(2): lateaccess to the NWP and now-casting productsfromneighbouring countries

Whatmakesyouunhappyatwork?

  • HIC: staff reduction
expectations
Expectations

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

  • At the regional level
    • VMM: integrated web-publishing of all content with regard to flooding (geo-portal).
  • At the national level
    • HIC: free, high quality and quickly validated meteorological data from Royal Meteorological Institute
    • VMM: balanced agreement on «data-costs» when meteorological and hydrological services make use of each others data and products
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Expectations

Hydrology Forum Koblenz, May 8-10, 2012

  • At international level
    • HIC: availability of realtime and validated data for transnational catchments in France (Météo-France) and the Netherlands (KNMI); easy access to weather forecasts of several European models
    • VMM: access to real-time observed rainfall intensities (mm/10’) in neighbouring areas of Flanders with a time-delay less then 4 minutes
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