Anne Le Strat, A New Water Policy For Paris, Democratic And Socio-Environmental Sustainable, The Solutions Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2, May 2020, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/new-water-policy-paris-democratic-socio-environmental-sustainable/) Abstract: From 2001 to 2014, a new water policy was implemented in Paris when I was in charge of this sector. We carried out a major overhaul of the water policy, not only on the organizational level but also in terms of perspectives, taking a holistic and integrated approach committing all the stakeholders.  We decided to take back the control of the water system by creating a new publicly- owned company. It came along with a broader designing of the guidelines and areas of focus: Water is a common good, vital to humanity, and as such needs to be managed according to fundamental values and human rights, e.g., performance and quality of course, but above all transparency, solidarity and sustainability. A new publicly-owned operator, Eau de Paris From the mid-80s to 2010, three different operators were in charge of Paris water services, with the municipality of Paris as the organizing authority. Two private operators – subsidiaries of Suez and Veolia – were in charge of the … Topics: