LIFE NARMENA

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NAture-based Remediation of MEtal pollutants in Nature Areas to increase water storage capacity

In the LIFE project NARMENA, seven partners search for solutions for historical metal pollution in river sediment and soils. We will evaluate two types of non-invasive, nature-based remediation methods, in which we integrate soil and sediment remediation with nature conservation and water storage for flood risk management.

Grote Calie elzenbroekbos Alder Carr LIFE NARMENA

The Grote Calie, a side river in the Aa basin, is contaminated with chromium downstream of a former tannery in Oud-Turnhout. Two types of nature-based remediation techniques are planned on the banks of the Grote Calie, just upstream of and in the nature reserve Winkelsbroek. read more ...

Winterbeek LIFE NARMENA

The Winterbeek, part of the Demer basin, is strongly contaminated with metals and chlorides, through years of industrial discharges. A NARMENA pilot project will be carried out in the Scherpenheuvel-Zichem subarea of the Winterbeek. Here we foresee a free water surface constructed wetland. read more ...

Grote Laak LIFE NARMENA main page

The Grote Laak, a watercourse that flows into the Grote Nete, is contaminated with cadmium, arsenic and radium, among others. On the floodplains of the confluence of the Laak, the impact of artificial wetlands will be tested within the framework of LIFE NARMENA. read more ...

LIFE NARMENA 

NARMENA is supported by the LIFE programme of the European Commission.

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kick-off symposium LIFE Narmena nature-based remediationWe organise a kick-off symposium about the Narmena project and sediment policy on the 25th of March. Here you can find the programme and the participation link

The NARMENA partner team...

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