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Eau de Paris


Eau de Paris is an independent authority of the the city of Paris, responsible for water supply in Paris since May 1st, 2009 and distribution since January 1st, 2010.

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The leading public water company in France, Eau de Paris delivers excellent quality water to its 3 million users every day at the fairest price.
Because water is at the heart of climate challenges, Eau de Paris adopted a “climate energy” plan in 2015, with ambitious objectives by 2020 in terms of adaptation and mitigation to face climate deregulation: reduce GHG emissions by 15%, reduce energy consumption by 12%, consume 95% of energy from renewable sources and avoid the emission of 4,500TeqCO2 thanks to the production of renewable energy. These commitments are complementary to the company's strategies for the protection of water resources and biodiversity. These documents reflect the integrated and coherent vision of the sustainable development carried by Eau de Paris and its mobilization in favor of the resilience of territories.
J. Dupont - Responsable du projet

Sustainable Strategy 2030

1 No poverty
  • Social pricing: debt forgiveness for social reasons
  • Solidarity commitment rate (social solidarity expenditure compared to the volume of water invoiced) of 0.28% in 2018
  • Control of the price of water: stable price since 2017
  • Access to water for the poor (distribution of 10,000 gourdes to the homeless and fountains maintained in winter)
  • Voluntary payment to the Housing Solidarity Fund up to € 500,000
  • Support of the Restos du Coeur which benefited to the delivery of 733 kg of lentils and pasta from the Vanne basin (Terres du Pays d´Othe) in 2019
2 Zéro hunger
  • Partnership with a hundred farmers in the Vanne to supply Parisian canteens with local products
  • Resource Protection Strategy: Target of 3500ha in organic farming for 2020
  • Resource Protection Strategy: Goal of 10500ha of Sustainable Crops
  • Resource protection strategy: acquisition of additional 200 ha
  • Establishment of pilot for two actions with the City of Paris on canteens
3 Good health and well-being
  • QVT agreement signed in 2018
  • Eco-mobility plan that encourages active mobility
  • Implementation of home office (105 agents concerned in 2019 for the first full year. 20 agents in 2018 during the experimentation phase)
  • Continuation of the “Quality of life at work” (QVT) workshops in 2019 (Cardiac coherence, muscle strengthening, etc.) with 42 workshops carried out
4 Quality education
  • Exhibitions and educational workshops conducted at the Pavillon de l'eau: 22000 visits including 6000 schools
  • Awareness outside the walls during events. Ex: agricultural show
  • An educational apiary
5 Gender equality
  • Gender equality label and diversity label: promoting the position of women in environmental professions
  • Drinking water for the homeless
  • Control of water consumption and efficiency over 90%
  • 92% performance target for the 2020 drinking water system
  • Target of + 2%/year of accessible fountains in freeze period for 2020
  • Development of drinking water uses: RATP project to reinject wastewater into the non-potable water network
7 Affordable and clean energy
  • Reduce energy consumption by 12% between 2004 and 2020 (industrial process and tertiary renovation)
  • Consume 95% of renewable energy in 2020
  • Avoiding the emission of 4 000 tonnes CO2 eq on the territory thanks to the local production of energy
  • Non-potable water supply project for the future Saint-Vincent-de-Paul district for the production of renewable energy
8 Decent work and economic growth
  • Investment strategy: share intended to support the ecological transition: € 55 million over the 2015-2020 period
  • Economic footprint beneficial to local employment: for 1 Eau de Paris employee, 3.4 additional jobs are supported in the French economy and for € 1 of wealth created by Eau de Paris, € 1 additional is generated in France. (Utopies study)
9 Industry, innovation ans infrastructure
  • Eau de Paris has participated in urban innovation districts since their launch in 2017
  • Industrial strategy and innovation strategy
  • Call for experimentation in the field of water. Launch of two challenges in 2019 and 2020. A call for innovative solutions led in partnership with the Richelieu Committee, a network of experts in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Partner of innovative projects like CoRDEES in the Batignolles district in the 17th
  • Ecological and collaborative engineering processes of Eau de Paris
  • Reduction of the ecological impact of industrial processes (pumping of drinking water treatment plants with the Orly plant - 300,000 m3 / d, or ¼ of the energy consumption of Eau de Paris and its production capacity)
10 reduced Inequalities
  • Since February 2019 and on behalf of the City of Paris, Eau de Paris has provided technical and operational support to Guadeloupe's water services aimed to improve the quality of the distribution network and managing customer relationships
11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Eco-mobility plan: target of -30% of GHG between 2014 and 2020 on travel
  • Eco-mobility plan: target of 10 tonnes of CO² avoided thanks to teleworking
  • Innovation in urban cooling: projects of cool islands in Paris. Partnership with Climespace in 2018 in front of the Gare de Lyon
  • Eco-site charter: study to limit particle emissions on Parisian construction sites
  • Support for the “Oasis schoolyards” project in Paris. Help in the design of systems and expertise for the installation of water fountains for children
12 Responsable consumption and production
  • Responsible purchasing policy: 58% include an environmental clause in 2019
  • Printing policy to rationalize the number of copiers and prints: in 2019, 481 m3 of water saved, 9.14 MWh of energy saved, more than 38 trees saved and almost 4 t CO2 of carbon dioxide avoided
  • Substitution in the treatment process with powdered activated carbon water from coconut fiber to replace activated carbon from coal, which emits greenhouse gases
  • Promotion of tap water to combat plastic waste. Launch in 2019 of the “Paris of zero plastic waste water” challenge in partnership with Surfrider Foundation and Gobi and an “Action tank”
  • Creation of a new bioplastic vegetable gourd and bamboo stopper. (50,000 gourds distributed on the summer 2019 sequence).
13 Climate Action
  • Risk prevention and management: study to secure water supply in the Ile de France region with the City of Paris
  • 15% reduction in GHG emissions between 2004 and 2020
14 Life below water
  • Restoration of ecological continuity: 25% achieved in 2019. Provisional: 75% in 2020 for a target set at 80% of developed works.
  • Accessibility of water: 1,111 drinking water points in Paris in 2019, including 112 fountains accessible during frost.
  • Promotion of tap water to combat plastic waste
  • As part of the participative budget, Eau de Paris has installed around forty additional fountains in Parisian public space : 29 new still water fountains and 11 new sparkling water fountains.
  • Experimentation of new refreshing fountains during the summer of 2019. 2 in 1 fountain equipped with taps and cooling solutions
15 Life on land
  • Maintaining natural spaces in ecological management: target of 75% in 2020
  • Restoration of ecological continuity: 25% achieved in 2019. Provisional: 75% in 2020 for a target set at 80% of developed works.
  • Develop naturalist knowledge and ecological issues in the natural areas of the management: target of 75% of sites covered by an ecological management plan in 2020
  • Vegetation: more than 2,500m² of green roofs in small crowns between 2015 and 2019
  • Valorization of the land available for promotion and revegetation (walk, Parisculteurs and beekeeping)
  • Promote nature and agriculture in the city (Installation of an apiary near the Montsouris reservoir, urban farm project on the roof of the Charonne reservoir in the 20th)
  • Signatory of the charter 100 ha of the City of Paris
  • In 2020, new agricultural aid for farmers pledging to protect water.
16 Peace, justice ans strong institutions
  • Governance: business project with a strong focus on ecological transition: resilience, climate, energy
  • EDP ​​involved in City authorities
  • Ambassador of the Climate Plan by committing to the new system
17 Partnerships for the goals
  • Circulation of knowledge thanks to Water Erasmus, member of PFE, of the Club for Sustainable Development of Public Establishments and Public Enterprises, Les Deux Rives - Quartier Circulaire, France Eau Public, AFD and Aqua Publica Europea
  • Signatory of PAC since 2014 and support to the policies of the City of Paris
  • Signataire de la Charte 100 ha 
  • Parisian water observatory
  • Partner of the Voluntary Climate System launched in 2018
  • Pilot on the waste and sustainable food plan of the City of Paris as well as on the Climate Plan and adaptation
  • Member of the Consultative Commission for Development and Monitoring (CCES) of PLPDMA (Local program for the prevention of household and similar waste), partner of the Parisian Climate Agency (APC), the Parisian Urban Planning Workshop (APUR ) and Paris &
  • AESN partner and signatory of the AACC strategy for the Seine Normandy basin, facilitator of other systems such as Reinventing Paris or Reinventing the Seine.
  • Under definition

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