Western European Projects
This restoration project involved reinstating meanders in a section of river to improve the habitat for fish, which are an important source of food for otters. (European Life project).
Environmental River Work for the Ampsin Lock on the Meuse:
Fish Pass with Spawning Areas and River Bank Restoration (Belgium)
SAR Consult provided environmental expertise linked to the new lock structure for 4500 ton barges developed by the experts from Greisch and Tractebel Engineering (with IMDC).
Following the draft of a comprehensive pre-feasibility note for the restoration of 300m of the Tretterbach river, located in Northern Luxemburg, the project was then followed through by the SAR Consult team from the implementation to the post-monitoring of new meanders.
SAR Consult provided environmental expertise for the impact assessment study of new anti-flooding structures developedby the IMDC hydraulics experts.
SAR Consult are designing and managing the construction works for the restoration of four major cyprinid spawning areas in the Mehaigne Valley (European FEP project).
50 new meanders for the Geer River (Belgium)
The idea was to create special habitats for biodiversity with the a complete river restoration project
Bushy willows as fish habitat (Belgium)
In the scope of several river restoration projects river banks were planted with willows. They were selected among different Walloon ecotypes on the basis of features which make them good refuge habitats for fish.
Flood management and biodiversity
The project concerns the expansion of a storm-water basin in order to decrease flooding risks. It was also an opportunity to take actions in favor to biodiversity and especially fish migration.
River quality assessment and improvement design (Belgium)
A river quality assessment was achieved along its fourteen kilometers. This allowed to highlight hydromorphological issues or imbalances. Then suitable improvement projects were designed.
Impact assessement of works in wetlands
Legislation requires an appropriate environmental impact study when works are close to Natura 2000 areas. SAR lead an impact study related to a road to be built across a wetland.
Ponds designed to maximize associated biodiversity
The pond design is important and has to make it as attractive for fauna and flora as possible. SAR Consult takes charge of the field analysis, project design, technical documentation development and works supervision.
Additionnal meanders for Tretterbaach river (Luxembourg)
The purposes of the project were to restore a part of Tretterbaach river and to erase an obstacle to fish migration. The project was conducted from design to work supervision
Hydromorphological quality improvement of a river which houses European eel (Belgium)
The project aims to reestablish fish free migration and to improve its hydromorphological quality. The European eel is a critically endangered species. The project focuses on its habitat needs.