Lyon and the European project AQUA-ADD, Deploying the added value of water in local and regional development

Logo du programme européen Aqua-Add
Duration of the European project:

2012 - 2014

Topics addressed in the European project:
  • Urban planning,
  • Water and sewerage.
Lead partner in the European project:

City of Eindhoven (Netherlands)

The status of Lyon in the European project:


Name of the European programme:

Interreg IV C

Other partners in the European project:

Centro Estudos de Ambiente do Mar, université de Aveiro (Portugal), Administração da Região Hidrográfica do Centro (Portugal), University of Debrecen, Centre for Environmental Management and Politics (Hungary), Trans-Tisza - region of Tisza: department of the environment, nature protection and water policy (Hungary), City of Bremerhaven (Germany), Municipality of Sofia (Bulgarie), Université de Gênes (Italy), Municipality d'Imperia (Italy), City of Copenhague (Danemark).

Budget for the European project:

Total cost: 1 911 019.00 EUR
European funding: 1 433 264.00 EUR

Aqua-Add suggests to the members of its programme that they work together on the place of water in the city and define the challenges of a better integration of water in urban developments. The final objectives is to jointly produce, by 2014, strategies and tools for better integration of the water resource.

Lyon's involvement in the European project AQUA-ADD

Many of Grand Lyon's projects already take into account the problem of water in urban developments, as testified by the requalification of Rue Garibaldi and the rooftop installations of La Buire.


Christophe Meunier

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

responsable affaires européennes

Clémence Thibaut

Métropole de Lyon - Economic development, employment and knowledge delegation

cheffe de projets affaires européennes, correspondante à Bruxelles