BE-12 :: Erosion

Due to erosion in Flanders, a lot of fertile soil is lost resulting in less fertile arable land on the longer term. The washed away soil and mud enters in the sewer systems and the residential areas resulting in high clean-up costs.
Research questions:
Land management
A lot of erosion research has already been done or is ongoing:
• How to restore degraded soils? What are the actual knowledge gaps?
• How is the knowledge on measures to reduce erosion implemented (or not)? Which measures could be implemented by farmers or by other stakeholders?
How can research and research findings be translated into layman’s terms in order to foster the implementation of results and suggestions for action? How can we stimulate its implementation?