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Franco-Swiss cooperation for the benefit of Lake Geneva water

The International Commission for the Protection of the Waters of Lake Geneva (CIPEL),
a Franco-Swiss intergovernmental body, has been helping to coordinate water policy in the Lake Geneva basin between France and Switzerland since 1963, and more specifically in the departments of Ain and Haute-Savoie and the cantons of Vaud, Valais and Geneva.

Its perimeter, covering more than 10,000 km2, covers the Léman watershed and, more generally, the Rhône upstream of the Franco-Swiss border.