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TRIPLE-C prevents flooding as a result of climate change

The Triple-C project (Climate resilience, Catchment based and Community based) implements a number of innovative and cost-effective measures that should reduce the number of floods. VMM is responsible for the implementation of measures to mitigate erosion.

The climate is changing. Extreme weather conditions such as drought, excessive
rainfall and floods are becoming more frequent.

Triple-C: what and why?

Floods have a great economic impact. In erosion prone areas, Triple C foto erosiethis may result in erosion of agricultural parcels. The Triple-C project focuses on the catchment area of the Maarke brook in the Oudenaarde region. The project output consists of water management measures at enterprise level and erosion measures at parcel level. This is always done in consultation with local farmers. All collected data is then gathered and used to improve existing erosion models.

Purpose of the Triple-C project

The three C's of Triple-C stand for Climate resilience, Catchment based and Community based. Triple C intends to make the area resistant to the changing climate, and to increase water storage in certain catchment areas taking into account the input of the agricultural community.

Triple-C in EuropeLogo triple C

International cooperation facilitates the creation of solutions to common problems. Triple-C is a project funded by the Interreg 2 Seas programme for the UK, France, the Netherlands and Flanders. The programme is co-funded by the European Fund for Regional Development and supports projects over the period 2014-2020.

Project type : INTERREG 2 Seas Mers Zeeën

Duration : 1/07/2016 – 30/06/2020


Project partners

United Kingdom


Somerset County Council

Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group – (FWAG South West)

Devon Wildlife Trust

Kent County Council

The Netherlands

Brabantse Delta Waterschap



Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij

Provincie Antwerpen


ABC Eco²

Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen

Provinciaal Proefcentrum voor de Groenteteelt Oost-Vlaanderen vzw

VMM contributes to the international policymaking and the implementation of environmental obligations.

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