Studies linked to private or public projects and to programmes and policies developed at local, national or international scale are the core of OB’s know how.
They involve all subject matters and regions in Oréade-Brèche’s scope of activity and include some or all components of a “shared” development: economy, sociology, environment, governance, sensitization and information.

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Water saving for agriculture irrigation: benchmarking analysis of public policies and opportunities for improvement in France

Client(s) : French Ministry of Agriculture - 2016 - 2017
At the time of setting-up rural development measures of CAP 2014-2020, evidence was given that previous supports aimed at reducing water abstraction for irrigation were porrly efficient. It was even questionned whether such incentive measures acting through a change in agricultural practices would be renewed. The objective of the present study was thus to realise a comparative analysis of experience in France and in other countries in order to identify opportunities for improvement for the French policy.

In a first step, the work consisted in provinding a state of play of existing measures, and to inventory past experiences in others countries (Member States of EU and other countries outside Europe), in order to identify efficent incentive measures supporting water saving for agricutural irrigation. A benchmarking of these public policies complemented this first step.
A second step was dedicated to 3 or 4 case studies considered relevant, inside and outside EU.
In conclusion, as a decision-support tool, the study formulated proposals on possible change for existing measures and new instruments that could be set up in the French context.
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2017 - 2021
Studies and supervision for the construction of an upstream reservoir dam and a downstream production dam on the Ntem River, to secure the supply of electricity of Memve'ele hydropower plant.
Ministry of Water and Energy of Cameroon
2017 - 2020
Definition of a management structure for the Kantadji hydropower project
2017 - 2018
Small projects and financial mecanisms for marine and costal conservation in West Africa (PIMFAO)
French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
2017 - 2018
Feasibility studies for the preparation of the Support Program for the “Green Gaboon” Initiative for the Transformation of the Forest-Wood Sector in Gabon (PAGTFOB)
Forest ministry
2015 - 2018
Elaboration of regulatory studies (Environmental and social impact assessment including natural environmetal component, derogation request to the supression of protected species, French water directive) in the creation and / or rehabilitation of the road network of the Meurthe-et-Moselle territory
General Council of Meurthe-et-Moselle
2015 - 2017
Study for the strengthening of water saving actions in agricultural irrigation in Adour-Garonne river basin
Adour-Garonne French Water Agency
2015 - 2017
Feasibility study and setting up of a trust fund for the environment in the Comoros islands
Ministère de la Production, de l’Environnement, de l’Energie, de l’Industrie et de l’Artisanat des Comores
Updating of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) in the framework of the preliminary detailed design studies of the Vossa and Olougbe Ter hydroelectric projects on the Oueme River
2015 - 2016
Drawing-up of the detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Makay complex hydro-electric project.
Platinum power
2015 - 2016
Feasibility study on a support for sustainable production and watershed management by increasing trade capacity in the cocoa and vetiver sectors – South Department - Haïti
French Agency for Development (AFD), French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
2015 - 2016
Feasibility Study and Project Commitment Note of the Initiative for small sustainable Islands (support -based on networking, sectorial expertise, best practices capitalisation, labelling- to small island territories, which implement sustainable development and biodiversity conservation actions).
French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
2013 - 2016
Monitoring of mortality of bats and birds in two windmills power stations of the Deux-Sèvres county
3D Energies
Environemental Action Plan of the Pointe Noire Harbour - part III
2014 - 2015
Evaluation of the costs and benefices of the certification of forest management in the companies of the Congo Basin
2014 - 2015
Payments for environmental services and valuation methods: lessons for the agri-environmental measure of the common agricultural policy
French Ministry of Agriculture

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