River restoration

Lys – natural artery

In the past rivers were true natural arteries. In and around the water it teemed with plants and animals and the river irrigated the surrounding land. Man destroyed much of this natural backbone to make rivers suitable for navigation. Which is why Seine Scheldt Flanders pays a lot of attention to the restoration of the River Lys. De Vlaamse Waterweg nv is cooperating with the Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos (ANB), the Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM) and local associations. The study work is being done by Universiteit Gent (UGent) and the Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), among others.