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1 Transboundary river contract Semois/Semoy in France and Wallonia Jérôme LOBET Dr. Francis ROSILLON Département des Sciences et Gestion de l Environnement B 6700 Arlon

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3 Avec la participation du FEDER

4 Web site : COORDINATORS Semois Université de Liège Campus d Arlon Avenue de Longwy, 185 B-6700 ARLON Tél : Semoy Communauté de Communes de Meuse et Semoy 2 chemin de la fontaine F Thilay Tél : Tel:

5 SCHEDULE 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS - INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS 4. LINKS WITH THE WFD 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS

6 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT LOCALISATION OF THE RIVER Semois/Semoy

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8 Hydrographical basins : Meuse Sub-hydrographical basins : Semois-Chiers From :

9 SOME CHARACTERISTICS - length from spring to confluence with the Meuse : 210 km - basin area : 1.329km² - population : residents - charge of pollution : EH

10 SOIL OCCUPANCY ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES - Small towns and villages - Forestry - Agriculture based on breeding - Tourism - Leisure activities - Some familial enterprises

11 Lorraine s landscape Arlon

12 Chassepierre Laîche

13 Ardenne s landscape Dohan Botassart

14 Vresse Bouillon

15 Thilay In France : La Semoy

16 SCHEDULE 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS - INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS 4. LINKS WITH THE WFD 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS

17 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS OBJECTIVES To a integrate water basin management To harmony between the differents uses of the river To an environmental river and basin restauration To a sentiment of affiliation in a same basin 4 PERCEPTION LEVELS 1. Consolidation of the partnership 2. Improvement of knoledges 3. Définition and achievement of actions program 4. Coordination and monitoring

18 CONCRETE FUNCTIONING «Through dialogues between partners, a river contract intends to develop and restore the multiple functions and uses of water in answer to the needs of a community of users. The management takes the preoccupations of them all into account, while respecting the natural potentialities with the future generations in mind. These processes are expressed in a consensus action program. Information and awareness campaigns are added to concrete actions of waterway development and different sorts of work connected to water.»

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20 SCHEDULE 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS - INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS 4. LINKS WITH THE WFD 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS

21 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS Topic 1. Coordination 2. Communication / Awareness 3. Knowledges Improvement 4. River and water ressources management 5. Angling - fishes habitats 6. Landscapes 7. Tourism

22 COORDINATION A coordination staff (4,5 employee) River s Comity organisation Field consultation meeting

23 COMMUNICATION / AWARENESS 9 Internet site Création 9 Educational activities

24 COMMUNICATION / AWARENESS Transboundary magazine Leaflet Info

25 Clean river campaign

26 KNOWLEDGES IMPROVEMENT Preliminary study of river restaurations Hydrology study floods aspects

27 Local expertise

28 The fish management program To Think global Les contextes

29 To act local! Fish contexts evaluation Obstacle inventory

30 RIVER AND WATER RESSOURCES MANAGEMENT Banks vegetal restauration

31 River and biotopes restauration : meanders creation

32 Tributaries s restoration

33 Watering place creation in the small tributaries

34 Sewage treatment creation with willow Sewage treatment in campsite

35 Spround places inventory and restauration

36 LANDSCAPES Leaflet to landscape management assistance Panorama management

37 Landscape observatory

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41 Landscape and ecological restaurations

42 TOURISM Forestery museum Legend walking

43 Maps Guides Leaflet Trekking from spring to the Meuse confluence

44 SCHEDULE 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS - INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS 4. LINKS WITH THE WFD 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS

45 4. The river contract : a participative water management tool to implement the WFD Exemples à partir de 5 thématiques de la DCE

46 Le contrat de rivière : un outil de gestion participative au service de la Directive Cadre Eau

47 Le contrat de rivière : un outil de gestion participative au service de la Directive Cadre Eau

48 Le contrat de rivière : un outil de gestion participative au service de la Directive Cadre Eau

49 Le contrat de rivière : un outil de gestion participative au service de la Directive Cadre Eau

50 Le contrat de rivière : un outil de gestion participative au service de la Directive Cadre Eau

51 SCHEDULE 1. PRESENTATION OF THE CONTEXT 2. METHODOLOGY AND OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS 3. TRANSBOUNDARY ACTIONS - INTERREG II AND III PROGRAMS 4. LINKS WITH THE WFD 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS

52 5. CONCLUSIONS AND PROSPECTS The contributions : The river as federal element To bring actors together Administrations (CSP/Srv pêche, DIREN/DGRNE, DIREN/DGATLP) Locals authorities and communities (Communauté Semoy / walloon s collectivities) Local associations and NGO s

53 A exchange of know-how The river basin management methodology Thematics approach (fishing, landscape, awareness, ) River management (with vegetals) and valleys management The «trekking» concept Solidarity and a sentiment of affiliation in a same basin Uphill/downhill management (water quality,floods) Fish landscape management Arlon-Monthermé tour Free movement of the information Cooperations networks creation Costs sharing

54 15 years experience of river contract in Wallonia, more than 25 years in France From a sectorial management, (based on the resource) to a ecosystemic environmental management On the legal aspect : voluntary and moral involvement from partners Cultural and social acceptance of the approach Benefits of a transboundary approach The opportunity to use a participative water management tool on a local scale (the basin) Assistance to implement the WFD A tool based on sustainable development in water management

55 The SEMOIS CONTRACT Thank you for your attention

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