Water is a vulnerable and finite resource which is essential in our lives. Managing water efficiently is therefore vital to protect the environment, and ultimately, for humanity itself. For this reason the European Union approved The water framework directive (WFD). This directive establishes a common response to the management of water bodies. Its principle objective is to ensure the quality and quantity of hydraulic ecosystems with the application of common management strategies. Amongst other things, this includes the development of technical guides and fostering social and institutional participation in the decision making for policies relating to water.
SUD’EAU 2 is a European project committed to the implementation of WFD at a local and regional level. Its mission is to put into action sustainable management initiatives and promote participation in matters relating to water and rivers. Working in this way, the following results are expected:
SUD’EAU 2 (November 2012 – December 2014) is a capitalization project of the project Sud’eau (April 2009 – March 2011). Both projects are part of the inter-territorial cooperation program SUDOE, the current programme has a budget of 1.395.420 € and is 75% co-funded by the European ERDF fund (European regional development fund).