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The government's water plan "is complete" and will be presented "next week", assures Christophe Béchu


Regarding the efforts requested, the Minister for the Ecological Transition assured that they would not relate “to individuals alone”.

The government's plan to improve water management "

is complete

" and will be presented "

next week

", promised Saturday the Minister of Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, while France is experiencing a record rainfall deficit.


It is complete and I can tell you at this stage that it will be presented next week

", declared the minister, guest of France Info and questioned on a water plan already announced as imminent and whose presentation is long overdue, without However, give a specific date.

Regarding the efforts requested, he assured that they would "

not concern individuals alone


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“An agricultural component”

We have a global subject, yes, we consume 149 liters of drinking water per day and per person.

In all of this, there is water that we might not use and there is water that might no longer be drinkable, because it would be rainwater, because it would be grey

,” he said.

We are obviously going to move on the authorization, for example, to use the water from your washing machine to go to the bottom of your toilets and prevent it from being drinking water everywhere, which is prohibited the minute you talks to each other

”, noted Christophe Béchu in particular, who assured that he wanted to “

move on the reuse of wastewater


The Minister also stressed that this Water plan would include "

an agricultural component

", at the very time when thousands of people are gathered in the Deux-Sèvres department, to demonstrate against the "


", vast reservoirs dedicated to irrigation. crops, contested in particular by part of the agricultural world.


We know that in terms of withdrawals, sobriety trajectories are needed, there are quality issues

", continued Christophe Béchu, indicating that "

56% of our water bodies in France (...) do not are not in good ecological condition



The reality is that of a warming that means that you not only have less water, but you also have soils that are no longer the same, you have temperatures that are no longer the same, it will inevitably push to move part of our production and our agricultural model

, ”said the minister.

Source: lefigaro

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