The launch of OneWater, a national research and innovation programme co-led by BRGM, CNRS and INRAE, will take place on 16 March 2022, from 14.00 to 16.00. The aim of the programme is to recognise water as a common good.
The OneWater programme logo.

The OneWater programme logo.

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Natural and human-induced pressures on water resources are exacerbated by global change and are becoming a major challenge for societies in the 21st century: we must act now at all levels.

Water is a common good essential for life and socioeconomic development. Water is a resource, a living environment and a vital component of climate regulation, ecosystem functions and human development.

While France was a global pioneer in implementing river basin governance, the assumption that everything can be resolved at the catchment level is increasingly being challenged. As global issues increasingly impact the local level, new challenges are emerging. These should be addressed through more integrated, systemic, multi-stakeholder approaches by working together to build options suitable for a diverse range of conditions on the ground.

The OneWater – Water as a Common Good programme, led by BRGM in collaboration with CNRS and INRAE, is one of the 4 exploratory Priority Research Programmes and Equipment (PEPR) programmes selected by the government in the first round of the PEPR call for projects. Over 10 years, this programme aims to change the paradigm by considering water as a common good at the centre of socio-ecosystems under pressure from climate and anthropic forcing.

PEPR OneWater – Water as a Common Good launch webinar

The launch of the programme will provide an opportunity to introduce and elaborate on its objectives, the challenges it seeks to address and its proposed approaches.

In order to reach the largest number of people possible in the current context, this launch event is offered as a webinar. All you have to do is sign up to receive the login link.