Emmanuel Macron will present Thursday March 30 in Savines-le-Lac (Hautes-Alpes) the plan to improve the management of water, a resource threatened by droughts and global warming, the Elysée announced on Wednesday.
This will be the first trip of the Head of State to the region for two months, in a context of political and social crisis around the pension reform.
With climate change, the water cycle in France has undergone significant changes in recent decades
", underlines the Elysée, citing various episodes of drought as in 2022, the reduction in the level of groundwater and the change the rhythm of the rains.
The Head of State will propose a series of measures aimed at redefining (...) our water management policy.
Presidency of the French Republic
These changes affect many sectors such as agriculture, energy, leisure or industry
” and require “
moving towards a more sober, more resilient and better concerted system
”, underlines the presidency.
In order to meet these challenges, the Head of State will propose a series of measures aimed at redefining, in conjunction with elected officials and local authorities, our water management policy to adapt it to the challenges of climate change.
“, she adds.
The president will be accompanied by the Ministers of Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu and Agriculture Marc Fesneau.
He had gone to the Southwest on January 20, the day after the first day of mobilization against the reform, to present the Military Programming Law 2024-2030 but had then remained within the confines of the Mont Air Base. -de-Marsan (Landes).
He made his first two public outings of the year in contact with the French on February 21 at the Rungis market and on February 25 at the Salon de l'Agriculture.