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MIRA System Balance 2017

Societal systems are more and more reaching their limits: we face the important challenge of meeting both our present and future needs within the capacity of our planet. In this MIRA publication we examine to what extent the energy, mobility and food systems in Flanders are in environmental balance and what system changes are needed.

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VMM: an introduction

In the Flanders Environment Agency (abbreviated VMM), our dedicated professionals work together for a better environment in Flanders. Our core activities focus on clean water, pure air and in-depth environmental reporting.

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Blue Print of System Dynamics Model Flanders

This report describes the development of the first version of a running system dynamics model aimed at supporting prospective studies for long-term environmental planning in Flanders such as the MIRA Environmental Exploration.

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Water meter 2014

This report provides a clear picture in numbers of the drinking water sector in Flanders.The Water Meter gives information about the production and supply of our drinking water. The water data have been updated and new elements are added.

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Index for Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) 1990-2013

Economic welfare is traditionally measured using the gross domestic product (GDP). There are, however, also other factors to be taken into account, such as social and environmental aspects. The Index for Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) offers an alternative approach. This MIRA report traces the evolution of the ISEW for Flanders over the period 1990-2013 using an improved methodology.

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MIRA Climate report 2015

To what extent is climate change already visible in Flanders and Belgium? What are the expectations for the future? The answers to these questions can be found in the MIRA Climate Report 2015, which was compiled in collaboration with experts from the University of Leuven, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and the Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI).

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Horizon scanning as part of environment outlooks: a literature study

Following the Megatrends study,1 the Flanders Environment Report (MIRA) of the Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) thought it would be useful to investigate the need for a full-fledged horizon scanning system. A horizon scanning system makes it possible to identify potential future developments and to assess their impact on the environment in time.

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The river Dyle in Leuven (Belgium) - a blessing and a curse

This publication aims to illustrate how perceptions and approaches to flood and water have changed using the River Dyle in Leuven as an example. It is the story of more than 120 years of struggling to develop and implement a strategy to keep the flooding of the River Dyle in Leuven and its surroundings under control.

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