State-of-the-art artificial river exposes climate secrets

The University of Antwerp presented a unique artificial river during the Open Business Day.

In recent months, several artificial rivers and ponds have been installed in a large, greenhouse-like construction in the Mesodrome on the Campus Drie Eiken in Wilrijk. The centrepiece is unique worldwide: an artificial river with a length of 25 metres. In the river, scientists can recreate the seasons, along with the presence of sediment and plant growth.

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