Challenges and objectives
Water is a fragile resource subjected to climate change, pollution and wastage... Its preservation is a major challenge. The “Action for Water Resources” programme, organized by SUEZ since 2014, aims to raise stakeholders’ awareness and support innovative solutions for the preservation of water resources through an annual call for projects.
In September 2016, SUEZ launched the 3rd edition of the "Action for Water Resources” call for projects, open until December 31st, 2016.
Who can apply?
The call for projects is open to individual and collective initiatives taken by associations, entrepreneurs, researchers, etc. It is organized around five main topics:
- Reduce the impact of human activity on water resources
- Protect the good ecological condition of water bodies in order to better preserve the environment and biodiversity
- Share data and information on water (quality, points of access, origin, etc.) so that they become accessible to all
- Anticipate the consequences of climate change for water resources
- Better integrate water-related issues in urban developments
- September 12th, 2016: launch of the 3rd edition of the Action for Water Resources call for projects
- December 31st, 2016: closure of the call for projects
- June 26th, 2017: winner announcement
Examination of the projects
All the projects are examined by a multidisciplinary strategy committee that provides guidance, and selects the projects that will receive financial support. It monitors the projects and oversees their promotion and development. The committee is co-chaired by Serge Lepeltier, former Minister of the Ecology and Sustainable Development and President of the French Water Academy, and Bertrand Camus. It is composed of representatives from institutions, associations and science, as well as SUEZ's managers.
Documentation (in French only)
The challenge is closed. Discover the awardees:
- The Toulouse Environmental Geosciences Laboratory: capturing ultratraces of micropollutants in water resources
- The IRSTEA research centre in Bordeaux: optimising the global agricultural holdings
- Les Fourmis Vertes: the Mobile Learning Bus
- The French State Museum of Natural History’s Centre of the Ecology and Conservation Sciences: studying bats to monitor wetlands
- The Loire Océane, Logne and Grand-Lieu permanent centres for environmental initiatives (CPIE) and the Hirondelle Association: a cycling route to raise awareness of the wetlands protection