La Houille Blanche
Number 4-5, Août 2002
|Page(s)||73 - 77|
|Published online||01 July 2009|
Le canal de Provence : une stratégie de gestion durable de la ressource en eau
Canal de provence: A strategy for sustainable water resources management
Société du Canal de Provence
Design and management of major hydraulic infrastructures must result from a consistent framework of institutional, financial and technical approaches. In the Provence region, the Société du Canal de Provence (SCP) has been the scene of a meaningful experience with the implementation of a modern multipurpose system, the "Canal de Provence", planned according to a comprehensive development policy. The present article introduces the principles on which was founded and is still based this system : water saving, customer-oriented public service, freedom of choice for the users, sustainable assets, fair pricing policy. It presents the ways and means of applying these principles. Finally, the report provides an analysis of the uncertainties to be faced.
© Société Hydrotechnique de France, 2002
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