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Water management in France Mathieu AHYERRE Seine Normandie Water Agency. The foundations of the french water system.  The 1964 water law : creation of water Agencies  The 1992 water law : Master Plans for Water Management  2000 Water Framework Directive.

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Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

Water management in France

Mathieu AHYERRE

Seine Normandie Water Agency


The foundations of the french water system

The foundations of the french water system

 The 1964 water law : creation of water Agencies

 The 1992 water law : Master Plans for Water Management

 2000 Water Framework Directive


Delineated water management roles

Delineated water management roles

The State :

 Transposition into French right of european directives

 Control of the

implementation

of the legislation

(water policies)


Delineated water management roles1

Delineated water management roles

Municipalities responsible for :

 all services associated

with water

 Investment

decisions


River basin organisation principles

River basin organisation principles

 Catchment based

 Participation of stakeholders

 Investment planning

 Polluter-pays principle


6 river catchment territories

6 river catchmentterritories


The seine normandy basin

The Seine-Normandy basin

100 000 km2

8 regions, 25 counties, 8700 municipalities

17 million inhabitants in 2% of the basin area

40 % of national industrial activity

60 % of the basin area cultivated


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

River basin Committees


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

River basin Committees water parliaments

Basin Committee

118 members

45 local authorities rep.

45 stakeholders rep.

21 state rep.

7 professional rep.

Define the basin water policy

Designate the Water Agency Board

Approve programs and taxes

Water Agency board

35 members

1 President

11 local authorities rep.

11 stakeholders rep.

11 state rep.

1 staff delegate


The seine normandy water agency

The Seine Normandy water Agency

 Public body under the tutelage of the Ministry of Environment, 500 collaborators, 7 regional offices

 Helps buildind the Master Plan for Water Management (studies and research)

 Implements a financal 5 years program


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

http://www.eau-seine-normandie.fr/aqgp/


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

Financal program objectives

Protect the natural patrimony and water quality

 Lower pollution from municipalities, agriculture and industry

 Protect drinking water ressources


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

A two level system of economic incentives

The Water Agency bills consumers on the basis of the level of pollution generated

 The Water Agency reinjects this income in the form of aid to communities, industries and agricultural operations for water

 Financial equilibrium in a 5 years financial program


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

 Polluters should pay

 Purifiers should be helped


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

Aids to improve water quality

9 M€

622 M€

68 M€

73 M€

23 M€

Water supply 65 M€


Example the albian water table management

Example : the Albian water table management

Sedimentary parisian bassin

 Sand and clay,75 000 km2, 800 m deep,

425 billions m3

 Protected from surface pollution


1996 master plan for water managment

1996 Master plan for water managment

Inventory of natural patrimony

and water uses

 Management recommandations

 1841 first drilling

(160 m3/h)

 1996 :

22 Billion m3/year


Conclusions of the master plan for water managment

Conclusions of the Master plan for water managment

 « Albian water table is considered as a strategic water ressource for drinking water rescue and should be safegarded »

 Count the drills and volumes

 Build a model (BGRM)

 Propose management rules

 Propose rescue plan


Results included in the new master plan

Results included in the new master plan

29 Billion m3/year

 The consequences of new taking of water have to be

analysed with the

model before giving

the autorisation

 Drills sould be able

to provide 150 m3/h

for 3 month in rescue

situations


Water management in france mathieu ahyerre seine normandie water agency

Conclusion

 Good governance : participatory processes for stakeholders and citizen

 Legitimacy : who pays decides, water pays water and polluter should pay principle

 Democracy : transparency and parliament control, solidarity


1960 6 fish species in paris 2004 25 species

1960 : 6 fish species in Paris2004 : 25 species


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