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Smart Water business intelligence week 02/01/2023


In Lyon on January 1, the water market will be managed under public management after years of a service delegated to Veolia, the incumbent operator. Vice-president of the Métropole in charge of the Water Cycle, Anne Grosperrin led this project for two years. With, in mind, the idea of making water a common good and better protecting the resource in the face of the announced crises:

[Tribune de Lyon] Anne Grosperrin : « Il fallait reprendre en main la maîtrise de notre eau »


For the first time in 2022, many perennial rivers, in France but also in Europe and North America, have dried up. Anthropogenic desiccations, accentuated by climate change, could generate hydrological and ecological responses different from those observed in naturally intermittent watercourses. An international team made up of members of the European DRYvER project (RiverLy unit) and the RCN DRYRIVERS network in the United States, collaborated to draw up the state of the art on the causes, responses and implications of anthropogenic and natural drying of watercourse. Their results, published on December 7, 2022 in BioScience, show that a different and adapted management of these ecosystems should be implemented:

Publication des résultats du projet européen DRYvER


The Administrative Court of Appeal of Nantes, not without difficulty, will have finally been able to twist the arm of the services of the State. These recommended in 2020, during the first wave of transfer to EPCIs with their own taxation of water and sanitation skills, the creation of several additional budgets differentiated by management method (Régie / DSP) for each service transferred. But today, drawing the consequences of the decision of the Nantes CAA dated January 08, 2021, these same State services have had no choice but to adapt their doctrine. Explanations of the issues:

Eau et assainissement : l’État veut pour le 1er janvier 2023 la fusion des budgets « régie » et « DSP »


The UK has just voted £5 billion in investment over five years to help protect and improve England’s waters, tackling the impacts of pollution and climate change:

Over £5 billion of action set out in latest plans to protect England’s waters

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