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Water plan: Emmanuel Macron wants a "progressive pricing" of water "generalized in France"


From Savines-le-Lac (Hautes-Alpes), the Head of State presents this Thursday a long-awaited plan intended to improve water management, to prepare for next summer but also after.

After a particularly dry winter, which portends the worst for the country's water availability this summer, Emmanuel Macron presents this Thursday the

government's "

water plan

" from Savines-le-Lac (Hautes-Alpes), on the shores of the lake. of Serre-Ponçon.

A long-awaited plan, intended to improve the management of water, a resource threatened by global warming and drought.

Awaited by a welcoming committee of several dozen demonstrators, the Head of State, accompanied by his Minister for Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu, first said a word to the press.

Asked about the social crisis around the pension reform, the tenant of the Elysee Palace judged that the challenge

"does not mean that everything must stop


On the violence observed last weekend in Sainte-Soline (Deux-Sèvres), Emmanuel Macron attacked "

thousands of people who had simply come to wage war


Agriculture, industry, tourism…

Le Figaro

reviews the main measures of the “

water plan

” announced by the President of the Republic this Thursday.

An “Ecowatt of water”

On the model of Ecowatt for energy, Emmanuel Macron announced the establishment by early May of an “

Ecowatt for water


This tool "

will make it possible to empower everyone

", according to the Head of State.

This device will make it possible to “

know the actions to adopt and the

water situation”.

A “sobriety plan on the water by summer”

We are going to ask each sector for a sobriety plan on water by the summer

”, also announced Emmanuel Macron.


The ministers will bring together in the coming days the different sectors: tourism, culture...

", he specified.

Communities will also be mobilized, “

and state buildings will be equipped with rainwater harvesting mechanisms and agro-efficient equipment

,” he said.

Save 10% of water by 2023


Beyond the emergency and the short-term, the heart of the water plan, with its fifty measures, is above all a plan of sobriety and efficiency over time

", declared Emmanuel Macron.

The objective announced by the president being by 2030 “

to save 10% of water in all sectors


The Head of State listed five main areas of work: "

accelerating sobriety everywhere and over time

", "

fighting leaks

", "

investing in the reuse of wastewater

", "

supporting the transformation of our model agriculture

" and "

implement water pricing everywhere


Adapting our nuclear sector to climate change


We must adapt our nuclear sector to climate change to save water

," noted Emmanuel Macron, announcing "

an investment plan to launch our closed circuit power plants


Move to 10% wastewater reuse in five years

On wastewater, “

we can make very significant water savings

,” said Emmanuel Macron.

Today in France, less than 1% of wastewater is reused.

In five years, we want to go to 10%

, ”he announced.

Source: lefigaro

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