The CIPEL

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Its 4 fundamental missions

MONITOR, WATCH AND WARN

The CIPEL has been organising the surveillance and regular monitoring of the lake's water quality for more than 50 years. It carries out the necessary studies to better understand the functioning of the aquatic environments and to determine the nature, the importance and the origin of the pollution.

RECOMMEND, AND WHERE NECESSARY AND POSSIBLE, PRESCRIBE

On the basis of the results of the monitoring and the studies carried out, the CIPEL elaborates recommendations in order to reach a better quality of water and aquatic environments, which it addresses to the Swiss and French governments.

ANIMATING AND COORDINATING THE ACTORS

The CIPEL federates all the Swiss and French partners in the long term. It organises multi-stakeholder meetings to promote the exchange of experiences and to create synergies between the different water stakeholders.

INFORM AND RAISE AWARENESS

The information and the sensitization to the stakes of the protection and the preservation of the waters of the lake is an important mission of the CIPEL which aims various target publics: the general public, the associations, the elected officials, the scientific community and the institutional partners of the CIPEL.

Its objectives

Maintaining or restoring the ecological quality of the water and aquatic environments (physical characteristics, state of the banks, bottom, etc.), in order to

The use of lake water as drinking water after a simple treatment

The practice of leisure activities (fishing, swimming, water sports, etc.) in optimal conditions

The predominance of noble fish (Arctic char, whitefish, trout, etc.) ensured by natural reproduction

Its territory

The CIPEL is :

2 countries
2 departments
3 cantons
554 municipalities

"IF YOU DON'T HAVE A VISION, WHAT'S THE POINT OF ADAPTING? WE ADAPT FOR A GOAL. FROM A VISION, WE CAN DEFINE A PATH, A ROUTE, A RHYTHM, OTHERWISE WE GET RESTLESS. I'M NOT INTERESTED IN AGITATION, I'M INTERESTED IN ACTION. »

Erik Orsenna, on the occasion of the Meeting "What vision for Lake Geneva in 2030?

Its organisation

The CIPEL leads a vast network of actors and competences

It is particularly interested in the fight against pollution of domestic, agricultural, urban and industrial origin, as well as in the preservation of natural aquatic environments.

It allows many water stakeholders to share knowledge on scientific, technical or governance issues at the scale of its territory.

Its permanent secretariat

Composed of 4 employees

Audrey KLEIN

Secretary General
Director of the Secretariat
and Head of Communications

Leslie BONJOUR

Executive assistant, accountant and in charge of digital and visual communication

Adrien ORIEZ

Scientific and technical
and Technical

Frédéric SOULIGNAC

Scientific collaborator
responsible for the promotion and dissemination of scientific knowledge

Constitutive Convention of the CIPEL

Discover the original text of the convention concluded between Switzerland and France in Paris in 1962

Action plan 2021-2030

The 4th CIPEL action plan is articulated around three main strategies, 12 themes and 29 actions

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