Adaptation to climate change is an important issue in the management of water resources. The “LIFE Eau&Climat” project aims to help local stakeholders to improve their knowledge and mobilize them on this concern. Coordinated by the Office Internationale de l’Eau, it gathers 14 partners with local water management organizations and scientific and technical structures. The launch meeting was held on September 7, 2020 by videoconference.
The “LIFE Eau&Climat” project - Supporting long-term local decision-making for climate-adapted Water Management started on September 1, 2020 for a duration of 4 years. The objective of the project is to help stakeholders in local water resources management, in particular in the framework of SAGEs, to assess the effects of climate change, to take them into account in their planning and to implement adaptation measures. The total budget of the project is 3.7 million euros, including 2 million euros financed by the European Union, with co-financing from the Water Agencies and the Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME)
The main lines of action
1. Mobilize and support local actors by providing them adapted tools to assess the vulnerabilities of the territory and plan their adaptation paths by raising their awareness of the challenges of climate change;
2. Improve access to the hydroclimatic data needed to model the impacts of climate change on water and make available relevant indicators;
3. Mobilize the research actors and accelerate the transfer and exchange of knowledge, by facilitating dialogue between researchers and members of the CLE and by synthesizing and disseminating recent results on the theme.
The project is led by the « Office Internationale de l’Eau (OiEau) and gathers 14 partners: METEO-France, INRAE, ACTERRA, HYDREOS, Etablissement Public Loire, Etablissement Public Territorial de Bassin Charente, Etablissement Public Territorial du Bassin de la Vienne, Etablissement Public d'Aménagement et de Gestion des Eaux Loire-Lignon, Région Grand Est, Syndicat Mixte d'Aménagement de la Vallée de la Durance, Syndicat Mixte du Bassin Versant des Lacs du Born, Syndicat Mixte d'Etude et d'Aménagement de la Garonne and Syndicat Mixte Célé - Lot médian. Thus, 21 SAGE are integrated into the project.
An Institutional Technical Group (ITG) including representatives of the Water Agencies, of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity, of ADEME and of the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), will participate in the project monitoring.
At the same time, a European Assessment Committee (EAC) made up of thematic experts and basin organizations (in connection with the European branch of the International Network of Basin Organizations - Euro-INBO) will be consulted to ensure the transferability of the project results and tools to other territories and stakeholders in Europe.
First general meeting of the beneficiaries
The first general assembly took place on Monday September 7 in the afternoon by videoconference. It gathered 24 participants and allowed the different partners to introduce themselves, to take stock of the different actions planned and to discuss the program of the knowledge sharing workshops that will be organized in Limoges mid-October 2020.
! Coming soon !
- A new section on gesteau.fr dedicated to the “LIFE Eau&Climat” project.
- Workshop days will be organized in Limoges in October 2020.
The “LIFE Eau&Eau project” (LIFE19 GIC/FR/001259) has received funding from the European Union's LIFE program.