Authors: René Morissette, Jason Vanrobaeys, Amine Merzouki, Devon Worth, Isabelle Perron, François Chrétien
Published in: CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conferences » 5th CIGR and AGM Quebec City 2021 » Special Session on Hydrological Modelling: a Tool for Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture
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Description: As a part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has recently launched the Living Labs Initiative (LLI). This integrated approach allows producers, scientists and other partners to innovate together by co-developing, testing and measuring new practices and technologies in a real-world context. Currently, four sites across Canada have been established to implement practices and technologies aimed at adapting to climate change, improving soil and water quality, and increasing biodiversity in agricultural landscapes.
Changes in agricultural practices can impact water quality and quantity in downstream ecosystems. As a part of the LLI, measurements will be made to assess the physical impact of these changes, and also to model hydrological processes with the goal of improving our understanding and extending the results to other geographical areas. For example, depending on the desired analysis, 2D or 3D geospatial models can be used at field or watershed scale to assess the effects of nutrient inputs and their use efficiency on water quality, to evaluate linkages between nutrient loading from aquifers and eutrophication in marine estuaries, to assess the effects of cover crops and riparian buffer strips, and to identify critical areas requiring management techniques to reduce surface runoff, soil loss, and water reuse for irrigation. This study focuses on the development of hydrological modeling capacity within the LLI as a decision support tool to increase the adoption of effective agricultural practices.
Conference name: 5th CIGR International Conference and CSBE-SCGAB AGM 2021, Quebec City,QC, 11-14 May 2021.
Session name: SPECIAL SESSION Hydrological modelling I
Publication type: Presentation
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering