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Local perception of a regulatory order Closing down an abstractionpoint as a crisis indicator?

Nadia Dupont
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Emmanuelle Hellier

Abstract

Closing down a drinking water intake point and deteriorating water quality raise questions about concepts such as water quality and territory. This prompts us to consider the interactions between resource and environmental policy, to the extend of sensitivity to the standard of water used for human consumption is high and its operation involves a large number of actors: state departments, public managers and private firms, land and water users and their representatives. Investigations by semi-directive interviews and surveys were conducted with users and were affected water managers at three sites in Brittany (Finistère and Ille-et-Vilaine) directly or indirectly by the Grenelle 1 bill. The results of this surveys suggested that the crisis, if it exists, is created by the actors to the quantitative evolution of the resource and to regulations perceived as arbitrary in a context of poorly-controlled environmental dynamics. Socio-economic obstacles to quality improvement are frequently put forward in discussions, but management policies capable of removing these obstacles are very rarely mentioned. Instead, the stakeholders place their trust in technological solutions and work towards the political construction of functional solidarities.
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halshs-01266642 , version 1 (03-02-2016)

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Nadia Dupont, Emmanuelle Hellier, Elisabeth Guillou. Local perception of a regulatory order Closing down an abstractionpoint as a crisis indicator?. Land Use Policy, 2016, 51, pp.1-7. ⟨halshs-01266642⟩
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