General scientific monitoring

The aim is to monitor changes resulting from the restoration, by comparing post-restoration operation (E1) with pre-restoration operation (E0 and E0bis). Monitoring brings together hydro-geomorphologists(1) and hydro-ecologists(2). It is also extended by CNRS and university research programmes, including hydraulic and geochemical studies and modelling:

  • The MODELROH interdisciplinary project (interdisciplinary MODELling of a functional restoration of a river hydro-system; risks and benefits - ROHrschollen Island, Strasbourg). 2014-2015. €67k plus VAT. Associated Strasbourg laboratories: ICUBE and LHGYES;

(1) Hydro-geomorphology: interface discipline between hydrology, geography and earth sciences.

(2) Hydro-ecology: interface discipline between hydrology and ecology. Ecology covers both plant and animal ecology, as well as their interactions with the environment.


schéma suivi scientifique

In parallel with the operational framework of the scientific monitoring (diagram opposite), a doctoral thesis is being written by David Eschbach and advised on by professor Laurent Schmitt from LIVE. The aim is to hydro-geomorphologically monitor the functional restoration of the Bauerngrundwasser and draw from it methodological information that could be carried forward to other restored sites.






General operational and planning framework for scientific monitoring and doctoral work. Comparative method based on monitoring the five compartments and determining two environmental states (pre- and post-restoration).