Nevertheless, the winter weather was less exceptional overall than in the previous two years. The groundwater situation varied from region to region, with it being more critical in eastern France.
Climate change and groundwater
Since its creation in 1959, BRGM has undertaken a public service mission for the French Government to provide a quantitative and qualitative assessment of groundwater resources. It also provides its technical and scientific expertise to organisations responsible for water management (water agencies, utilities and local authorities), to whom it proposes innovative solutions as part of this assessment mission.
It is continuing its research, in particular to gain a better understanding of the impact of climate change on groundwater.