Kevin DE BONDT
Now at Technical Advisor Water, BRUGEL, Brussels
Kevin De Bondt obtained on September 21 2018 the academic degree of Doctor of Sciences with the following doctoral thesis:
The forgotten connections between groundwater and urban-water management policies : Stable isotopes (δ18O, δD) and the Urban Hydrologic Landscapes method applied in Brussels.
How to integrate the physical environment (topography, geology, climate) and the urban-water cycle into water management and urban planning policies
Acquiring more knowledge on the geographical distribution of the groundwater flows and the physical environment heterogeneity helps city managers to developp multifunctional measures that tackle different problems at the same time: such as floods, combined sewer overflows, pollution of urban aquifers, modification of water-table levels, increasing burden of water treatments, and the urban heat-island effect. This integrated urban-water management policy is less expensive and more efficient than current policies
Belgium, urban watersheds (ground-, river-, rain-, sewer-water)
CRDS Picarro L2130-i (water stable isotopes), The Urban Hdrologic Landscape classification method