Difficult to see clearly on a subject as controversial as that of the mega-basins which led to very violent demonstrations on the site of Sainte-Soline last weekend, in Deux-Sèvres.
Two visions clash, between farmers who want to reduce the vagaries of resources for irrigation by storing abundant water in winter for the summer, and ecologists who see it as a means of preserving intensive agriculture which always takes too much water. water, in a context of increased water stress risks due to global warming.
But, beyond the uses, the project is also the subject of lively scientific discussions on the merits of installing such large water reservoirs in this part of Deux-Sèvres, upstream of a very sensitive and protected, the Marais poitevin.
In total, the Société anonyme de l'eau des Deux-Sèvres plans to build 16 giant basins covered with impermeable bottoms to limit infiltration...
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