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Adaptation to climate change is an important issue in water resources management. The LIFE Eau&Climat project - Supporting long-term local decision-making for climate-adapted Water Management (LIFE19 GIC/FR/001259) – started on September 1st, 2020 for a period of 4 years.

The objective is to support local water resources managers, especially in the framework of the SAGE ("Schéma d’aménagement et de gestion des eaux", the French planning tool for the balanced and sustainable management of water resources), to assess the effects of climate change, to take them into consideration in their planning tools and to implement adaptation measures.


The results (in french) are available here :

Presentation brochure :

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The main actions

Develop decision-making tools for local stakeholder to assess the vulnerabilities of the territory and plan adaptation to climate change;

  1. Facilitate the mobilization of local stakeholder through recommandations based on an analysis of practices;
  2. Improve access to hydro-climatic data with the provision of online data and recommendations on collection and valorization of data;
  3. Strengthen the knowledge transfer and exchanges between researchers and managers, in particular to assist in decision-making;
  4. Ensure replicability and transferability of results. 


The partners

The project is led by the Office International de l'Eau (OiEau) and involves 14 partners: METEO-France, INRAE, ACTERRA, HYDREOS, l’Etablissement public Loire, l’Etablissement Public Territorial de Bassin Charente, l’Etablissement Public Territorial du Bassin de la Vienne, l’Etablissement Public d’Aménagement et de Gestion des Eaux Loire-Lignon, la Région Grand Est, le Syndicat Mixte d’Aménagement de la Vallée de la Durance, le Syndicat Mixte du Bassin Versant des Lacs du Born, le Syndicat Mixte d’Etude et d’Aménagement de la Garonne et  le Syndicat Mixte Célé – Lot médian. 21 SAGEs are integrated into the project.




The total budget of the project is 3.7 million euros2 million euros are financed by the LIFE Programme of the European Union, with co-financing from the Water Agencies (Loire-Bretagne, Adour-Garonne, Rhin-Meuse, Rhône-Méditerranée-Corse), the Agency for ecological transition (ADEME) and the Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes.


Le projet LIFE Eau&Climat (LIFE19 GIC/FR/001259) a reçu un financement du programme LIFE de l'Union européenne.