GARD “Water & climate”, the major challenges of the department

GARD “Water & climate”, the major challenges of the department
GARD “Water & climate”, the major challenges of the department

The Departmental Council is continuing its “Water & climate” approach with a new phase of consultation over the period 2024/2025, to define a shared strategy for adapting the management of water resources in the face of climate change in the Gard.

“Water and Climate: let’s prepare for the future” aims to provide elements of foresight to those involved in water, land use planning, Gard’s economic sectors and citizens in order to reflect on the changes imposed by global warming. climatic. Initiated in 2018 by the Departmental Council, this strategy focuses on all uses of water resources: human and industrial consumption in addition to agricultural needs to face climate change in the Gard.

The Departmental Council is launching a new phase of consultation which will begin with seven territorial meetings between June 10 and 27, 2024.

Monday June 10 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Departmental archives in Nîmes.

Tuesday June 18 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Pont du Gard, left bank.

Wednesday June 19 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Espace Vergèze.

Thursday June 20 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Cultural space in Sauve.

Monday June 24 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Epide in La Grand’Combe

Wednesday June 26 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Roquemaure village hall.

Thursday June 27 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.): Avèze multipurpose room.

Olivier Gaillard, Bérengère Noguier and Nicolas Bouretz.

In 2023, nearly €57.3 million excluding taxes for drinking water and sanitation work has been supported, including €48.5 million under the water and climate strategy. The Departmental Council allocated a total aid of €6.1 million and the Water Agency, €19.2 million. The Departments have the obligation to make technical assistance available to smaller communities in the areas of water, sanitation and aquatic environments. Thus, still in 2023, 156 project owners benefited from technical assistance from the Gard Departmental Council, including 103 for services linked to collective sanitation and 53 for the protection of the resource.

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