Le contrat rivière

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Le Contrat de Rivière Caramy-Issole

La Communauté de Communes du Comté de Provence a la compétence « gestion intégrée des milieux aquatiques et prévention des inondations comprenant notamment l'élaboration et la mise en oeuvre d'un contrat de rivière ». Ainsi, elle s’est engagée dans plusieurs démarches de préservation, d’entretien et de valorisation de cours d’eau.

Après deux ans d'élaboration, le Contrat Rivière a été signé le 6 novembre 2015.

Qu'est-ce qu'un Contrat de Rivière ?

Le Contrat de rivière est un outil qui a été institué par la circulaire du Ministère de l'Environnement du 5 février 1981. Il fonctionne donc depuis plus de vingt ans.

Le Contrat de rivière est un engagement contractuel entre plusieurs maîtres d'ouvrage locaux et leurs partenaires financiers (Etat, Agence de l'eau, Région, Département….) afin de réaliser un programme de travaux. Le contrat n’a pas de portée juridique.
L’intérêt de cette démarche « contractuelle » est de prendre en compte les problématiques majeures liées à l’eau sur un territoire pertinent et cohérent (une rivière et son bassin versant) en impliquant l’ensemble des acteurs et des usagers de ce territoire.

Un contrat de rivière est un outil d’intervention à l’échelle du bassin versant. Il fixe pour la rivière des objectifs de qualité des eaux, de valorisation du milieu aquatique et de gestion équilibrée des ressources en eau et prévoit de manière opérationnelle les modalités de réalisation des études et des travaux nécessaires pour atteindre ces objectifs.

Implementation of the ongoing River Contract

The Caramy river contract is in progress. It concerns 17 communes and their 56,300 inhabitants, and 2 communities of communes. It covers 468 km².
 

3 communes of the Commauté de Communes of the Heart of Var (Cabasse, Flassans-sur-Issole et Besse-sur-Issole) Have signed a partnership agreement (provided in annex) with the 2 other communities of communes: the communauté de communes du Val d'Issole (cliquer sur  le lien) et The Communauté de Communes du Comté de Provence which is the carrier structure of the river contract.

 
The River contract includes 6 main areas of intervention:
  • Improving water quality
  • Restoration and enhancement of aquatic environments
  • Flood risk management
  • Quantitative management of water resources and protection of drinking water resources
  • Valorisation of recreational uses of water
  • Management, monitoring and communication
 
Why a River Contract on our territory?

The stream was formerly maintained by necessity (firewood, food, feed mills ...). Today, if its uses are no longer frequent, its utility remains vital! Remember that the water of Caramy and Issole is captured to supply drinking water more than 300 000 people from the agglomeration of Toulon and the water drilling flows in the tap of the 56 300 inhabitants of the watershed!

 

History of the approach

Because the management of a river exceeds the existing administrative boundaries, requires an organization on a coherent scale and a global reflection, it was necessary to bring together all the communities concerned in our territory. This took several years. Today, communities have not only managed to get together, but they also have the experience of 5 years of collaboration thanks to the launch of the maintenance of the rivers.

             2015 Signature of the River Contract

             2014 Approval of the Basin Committee
             2013 Start of the study for the development of the Contract of the River Contract

             2012 Signature of the partnership agreement between CC Comté de Provence, CC Val d'Issole, the commune of Besse, Flassans and Cabasse
                            1st Technical Committee for the development of the Caramy-Issole River contract

ZOOM on certain actions launched by the Comté de Provence

The action program

Of the River Contract

The Rivière Contract program offers 84 shares.



Répartition des actions par thématique

 

 

 

The Comté de Provence is the structure responsible for the contract, it coordinates all actions. But project management can be carried out by different structures.


Répartition des actions par maîtres d'ouvrages
    Liability of Shoreline Owners

    The rivers of the Caramy watershed belong to private owners who are legally responsible for the maintenance.
    What the articles of the Environmental Code say:
    "The riparian is required to clean the bed regularly, to maintain the banks by pruning and replanting the vegetation, to remove jams and floating debris in order to:
    - to maintain or re-establish the flow of water,
    - to ensure the good behavior of the banks
    - to preserve the fauna and flora and the proper functioning of aquatic ecosystems. "


    Owners are also responsible for:
    - to evacuate the wood resulting from cutting outside the flood zone (danger of formation of ice jams)
    - not to be stored in a flood zone
    - do not throw anything into the river
    - Maintain ditches

    In view of the lack of maintenance and the often disastrous consequences (such as the aggravation of the floods), the Community of communes has undertaken to carry out the necessary work itself. In order to intervene on private property, it had to obtain a declaration of general interest (DIG).
    This procedure allows public authorities to undertake work of general interest instead of riparian owners.

    DEFINITIONS

    The boundary of the watershed corresponds to the watershed: this line being often delimited by the highest points, represents the boundary between the runoff water flowing towards the Caramy River and those that flow to other waters, Other rivers such as the Gapeau or the Argens.

    The Basin Committee is an assembly bringing together the various actors, public and private, acting in the field of water. Its purpose is to discuss and define in a concerted manner the main thrusts of the policy of water resource management and protection of aquatic natural environments, at the level of the major river basin. There are seven on the metropolitan territory corresponding to the seven major French watersheds.

    The River Committee is a forum representing all water stakeholders. It is made up of 43 members representing the agricultural world, the hydraulic federation of the Var, environmental associations, the Chamber of Crafts, the Fishing Federation, the Tourist Office, communities and administration. It is chaired by Mr J. PAUL, Vice-President of the Community of Communes of the County of Provence and Mayor of La Celle.