In line with French foreign policy and within the framework of the law on water of 30 December 2006, the Water Agency has undertaken a number of international cooperative projects in its areas of expertise, namely the fight against pollution and the preservation of water resources.The agency provides its expertise through joint institutional and technical projects and provides financial support for projects put forward by public or private developers from the Rhone-Mediterranean and Corsica basins.
Financial assistance may also be granted when extending these types of cooperative project
Expertise provided by the Agency on introducing a ‘River Contract’ type operation on the Kadisha, a river in Northern Lebanon where the valley and water quality are compromised.
In association with the Rhone-Alpes Region and Grand Lyon, assistance was provided to the local water stakeholders: Northern Lebanon Water, a federation of Bcharreh municipalities, was founded.
New drinking water conveyance systems were installed in 6 villages and a complete purification system was installed in another.
582 households (3,684 inhabitants) were helped.
Developer: Grand Lyon (69)
Beneficiary: Development and Migration Association
Total cost of the project: €210,000
Agency assistance: €35,000.