Backed by its experience as concessionary of the Rhone, CNR has set up a World Observatory, “Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers”. It is a forum of debate to define the place of the river in tomorrow’s world.
The ambition of the World Observatory, “Initiatives for the Future of Great River”, founded in 2014 by CNR, is to provide an original arena of high level exchanges between river managers, institutional representatives (basin management organisations, national supervisory bodies) and international experts. The objective is to gather different points of view to fuel debates on energy transition and the emergence of a sustainable world.
Meetings are scheduled to take place twice a year – one in Lyon, the other abroad – on concrete themes to promote the exchange of good practices. Placing emphasis on innovation, the observatory invited start-ups to join in its reflections.
The Observatory is composed of several colleges.
(*on 1st September 2015)
This initial list will lengthen as a function of the themes dealt with:
Although rivers are threatened, they are also a solution. Their rational use can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing the conditions needed for their restoration, by taking a global approach like that of CNR. That’s why the Observatory is open to all the knowhow relating to rivers, so that everyone, within their specialisation, can benefit from the contributions made by the others and that, together, we become aware of the real power of these allies in order to harness them better for the benefit of energy transition.