Joffre anticipated that Germany would invade Belgium but did not believe that the Germans would try to move in force west of the Meuse River. A German advance into Belgium was welcomed, since Joffre calculated that, if Germany strengthened its right wing, then either its center or its left wing must be relatively weak.
General Joffre had underestimated German capabilities for a major campaign west of the Meuse River, and the French attacks were made over terrain that was not favorable for large-scale offensive action.
Under cover of this barrage, tanks of the Sixth Panzer Army advanced west toward the Meuse River
, creating a major threat in the northern Ardennes.
Short- and long-term variations of norovirus concentrations in the Meuse River during a 2-year study period.
Detection of hepatitis E virus RNA by RT-PCR for the ORF2 region of the genome in environmental samples, the Netherlands * Source Origin Sample type Sampling year Pig Pig farm Pooled 2005 Individual 2002 Slaughterhouse Individual 2006 Butcher shop/ Individual 2005 supermarket ([section]) Wild boar National Park Individual 2005 Muskrat Southeast Individual 1998-1999 Water Meuse River Filtered 2004-2005 No.
The EIB said this was a "major issue" where Belgium had to "make up for lost time." The projects will improve water quality in the main towns in the regions, have a directly beneficial impact on the Sambre, Scheldt and Meuse rivers
and raise the quality of bathing water on the Belgian and Dutch coasts.
The EIB says the investment will have a positive effect on the water quality of the Escaut and Meuse rivers
, and ultimately the North Sea.