Water management and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

The importance of the availability of quality water for human life is not new. However, the increasing pressure of human activity on the environment has damaging impacts on this vital resource.
In this context, the preservation of water quality, underground or surface, requires a more integrated watershed and coastal management .
Oréade-Brèche has become a specialist in this subject by developing its expertise on these issues and by its involvement in supporting the implementation and evaluation of policies for sustainable water and coastal management.

Exemple d'étude

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Adour Garonne's River Bassin Management Plan ("SDAGE 2016-2021") and Flood Risk Management Plan ("PGRI 2016-2021")

Client(s) : Adour-Garonne French Water Agency - 2014 - 2015
Oréade-Breche was in charge of the of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the revision of Adour Garonne's River Bassin Management Plan ("SDAGE 2016-2021") and the drafting of its first Flood Risk Management Plan ("PGRI 2016-2021").
Our consultant had thus to ensure that the actions planned by these texts help improve the environmental quality of the river basin and respect the European, national and regional commitments regarding the environment and the sustainable development. The evaluation process has accompanied every steps of the development of both plans. The final environmental report produced in September 2014 reflects the inclusion of the environment as a whole in the evaluated documents. It was submitted for consultation bodies until June 2015.

Our work was based on a collection of data and an iterative approach with the River Basin technical secretariat (technical meetings, production of internal briefing notes and interim reports).  It lead to the production of the environmental report that presents the main environmental stakes of the river basin, the analysis of the coherence with the other environmental and land management schemes and the identification of the potential impacts of the plans. In this report were also put forward ways to improve the plan and to avoid, mitigate, or adequately compensate for adverse environmental impacts. Finally, we suggested an environmental monitoring scheme. The mission also consisted of the production of the “environmental statement” that reflects the inclusion of SEA’s recommendations in the evaluated documents.
Exemple d'étude

Water management and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)

2013 - 2018
Evaluation of the support to producers organisations of the fisheries sector in Western Africa (Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Bissau Guinea, Cabo Verde and Sierra Leone) for its phases 1 (2013) and 2 (2018)
CCFD - Terre solidaire
2016 - 2017
Water saving for agriculture irrigation: benchmarking analysis of public policies and opportunities for improvement in France
French Ministry of Agriculture
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)
Evaluation of watershed territorial contract "Pont-Mahé – Mès – Littoral Nord 2011-2015"
CAP Atlantique
Support for the setting up of a project to be financed by the AFD (French Development Agency) to improve the governance of fishing activities in Western Africa
CCFD - Terre solidaire
2013 - 2014
Strategic Environmental Assessment of the 5th programme fighting against nitrates originating from agriculture in Alsace
Direction of Environment, Infrastructure and Housing of Alsace
Final evaluation of the project supporting the National Directorate for the Littoral of Algeria
French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
Feasibility of the project : "Conservation and sustainable exploitation of seamounts and hydrothermal vent ecosystems of the South West Indian Ocean outside of national legislative borders."
French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
Final evaluation and capitalisation study for the Small Projects on Marine Protected Areas in the Méditerranée supported by MedPAN
Marine Protected Areas Network (MedPAN)
2012 - 2013
Evaluation of the Agriculture and Environment Actions Program 2007/2012 and of the Territorial Actions Plan linked to the watersheds of the south Adour, 2008/2012
General Council of Landes, Adour-Garonne French Water Agency
2011 - 2013
Completion of the complementary environmental and social impact assessment of Gouina's hydro power plant project
Organisation for the Development of the Senegal River
Feasibility study of a project promoting an ecosystemical management of fisheries around marine protected areas in North Tunisia
French Global Environmental Facility (FFEM)
2010 - 2011
Completion of the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) of Lom Pangar dam in compliance with the World Bank’s operational policies.
The World Bank
2010 - 2011
Assessment of the "Quality of water" measures linked to Operational Programmes in the Fruits and Vegetables sector
French Ministry of Agriculture, French Ministry of Agriculture
Economic evaluation of marine protected areas located of the countries of the Indian Ocean Commission - the cases of Nosy Antafana (Madagascar) and Curieuse (Seychelles)
WWF Madagascar - West Indian Ocean Program Office

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