Modeling the pollution in an estuary
Little streams make big rivers, as the popular saying goes. This also signifies that any pollution at a precise place in the watercourse will have repercussions downstream with more or less amplitude and speed. Researchers at the University of Liege have developed a mathematical and computer model which enables them to predict the evolution of pollution in the Escaut river estuary. A tool which could be used, for example, in the framework of environmental planning measures with a view to reducing the concentrations of nitrates and phosphates in our rivers and estuaries.