Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée et Corse – Département de l’Hérault – Syndicat Mixte du Bassin de Thau
Description of the visit:
The Thau Lagoon is an exceptional site which links the land to the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. It possesses a strong environmental heritage, economic potential, and an unequalled social wealth.
The Thau Lagoon is now seen as a pilot site for sustainable and global management.
Although it boasts a rich diversity, the territory is fragile, as economic activities depend on the quality of the environment. The policies pursued over the last few decades partially responded to the lagoon’s problems and enabled the identification of the prospects for progress.
Interrelationships and issues related to the management of water and activities require the carrying out of a multidisciplinary approach to partnerships across the region. This unique approach is currently set up through a Contract for the integrated management of the Thau territory, aiming at conservation and sustainable development.
The morning will be dedicated to panel discussions, and the afternoon to field trips.