Effects of water level strategies in Dutch peatlands: a scenario study for the polder Zegveld

E.P. Querner, P.C. Jansen, C. Kwakernaak

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Abstract

Peatlands in the Netherlands are threatened by subsidence of the soil surface, less favourable conditions for farming and rising costs for water management. This study looks at the future of the peatlands in the western part of the Netherlands, to support policy making. In a scenario study for the polder Zegveld, different water level strategies and climate scenario have been simulated, using the SIMGRO regional hydrological model. The analysis focuses especially on water management strategies to reduce subsidence and to create a system which is simple and robust. The use of subsurface drains is a good measure to reach this situation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Peat Congress: After Wise Use - The future of Peatlands, Tullamore, Ireland, 8 - 13 June, 2008
EditorsFeehan, J. Farrell, C.
Place of PublicationTullamore
PublisherTullamore, Ireland
Pages620-623
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAfter Wise Use - The Future of Peatlands -
Duration: 8 Jun 200814 Jun 2008

Conference

ConferenceAfter Wise Use - The Future of Peatlands
Period8/06/0814/06/08

Keywords

  • water level management
  • drainage
  • climatic change
  • subsidence
  • peatlands
  • models
  • utrecht

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