The major objectives of the water agencies for the achievement of good water status

The water agencies, to contribute to achieving the objectives of good water status in the French basins, with the following priority targets:

  • reducing pollutant discharges from all sources
  • guaranteeing the quality of the water supplied
  • fostering the sustainable development of the economic activities that use water
  • protecting and rehabilitating aquatic environments and wetlands
  • regulating flows (natural flood areas and river maintenance)
  • furthering urban-rural solidarity, with respect to wastewater treatment and drinking water
  • promoting humanitarian solidarity and international cooperation
  • informing the general public and raising the awareness of the public and of schoolchildren about managing and sustainably protecting water and the aquatic environments