On 14 October, the Flemish Environmental Society and Strategic Project Woluwe organised the third Dyle-Senne Day in Kraainem. A very successful edition with some 100 interested participants and a flying start for the strategic project ‘Leve(n)de Woluwe’ ((Long) live the Woluwe) in which numerous partners showed their commitment to restore the river valley!

We took the opportunity during the Dyle-Senne day to promote the Water Days in March 2023. Because water needs to be experienced/lived! And so the ideas can already begin to bubble up …

Several inspiring sample projects already show what is possible in this highly urbanised area and form a solid foundation for the further development of the Woluwe’s blue-green network.

In the morning, the participants learned more about the history, condition and future plans for the Woluwe, both in Flanders and Brussels.

In the afternoon, three recently completed inspiring projects were visited. Striking examples that illustrate the added value of collaboration on the ground.

  • Woluwe valley in Zaventem park
  • Zeen in Zaventem
  • Dexia pond and the De Burbure estate on the border of Kraainem and Wezembeek-Oppem

Thanks in part to study work and the construction of the Woluwe Canal in Belini, the Woluwe can be finally be opened up further. Read here more about the preparatory work in LIFE Belini that was done in tandem with the Flemish Environmental Society.