Persistent drought can have adverse effects in many areas. Farming, shipping, aquatic ecosystems, industry and even the energy and drinking water supply can get into trouble during a long dry spell.
Drought and water scarcity are complex problems. Low discharges and levels on the watercourses (form of hydrological drought) are only one aspect of this matter. The CIW (Coordination Committee Integral Water Policy) oversees the entire topic. You can find more information on their website www.opdehoogtevandroogte.be. More information on ground water can be found at Databank Ondergrond Vlaanderen.
On waterinfo.be the following is shown:
In addition, more specific indicators are used and interpreted in monthly state reports. For the waterways, an overview is made in the low water reports from April to September, or as the situation requires, and in drought reports in case of drought. These reports can be consulted under the menu Reports.