Approximately 40 local residents came to find out about the Sigma Plan Demer Valley project and the plans for the Vinkenberg area between Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and Diest. After an explanation in the cultural centre in Diest, they were given a tour through the area.

Over the course of 2018, a previously cut off meandering—or turn—in the river will be reconnected to the Demer. Furthermore, the water levels of the Lei canal will be raised so that ‘wet’ nature will be able to flourish. At the same time, we are investing in a small levee to protect the area from flooding. This is being accomplished with the support of the European LIFE Belini project.

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