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  • ONEMA participates to the 5th World Water Forum

    ONEMA participates to the 5th World Water Forum wich takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 16 to 22 March 2009.

Toward joint policing activities with ONCFS

The committee on the modernisation of public policies has decided to streamline environmental policing activities and make them more effective by bringing together the departmental services of Onema and ONCFS (National agency for hunting and wildlife), and placing their policing activities under the authority of the préfet. A commission, chaired by the general director for housing and environmental planning in the Ecology ministry, will soon be set up to monitor the change in policy. The first step will be the drafting, in all departments, of water-nature inter-agency inspection plans and the signing of the corresponding agreements between the préfet, Onema and ONCFS, similar to those already signed in 2008 for water. In addition, a dozen departments will be selected to experiment, over 2009-2010, this pooling of efforts. Evaluation of the experiments is planned for the end of 2010, in view of determining how to generalise the programme in 2011.