Initiated by the RM&C Water Agency, overseen by the Pôle relais lagunes méditerranéennes and written by O. Cizel, the 2006 legal guidelines “Protection et gestion des zones humides – Révision du SDAGE RMC” (Protection and management of wetlands – Revision of the Rhône-Mediterranean and Corsican master plan for the refurbishment and management of water resources – SDAGE RMC) has been updated and is now available.
A number of regulatory developments, such as the Law on the Development of Rural Territories, the Grenelle de l’environnement national environment forum and the revision of the SDAGE master plans, have enabled many new tools to be developed to improve how wetlands and aquatic areas are taken into consideration in water management and land-use planning. This revised work includes all the latest regulatory changes (up to December 2009). It can be downloaded from the Pôle-relais lagunes website, and is also on an interactive CD-ROM.
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