Our ambitions

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To be a driving force for better access to essential services
Fostering debate and renewal of ideas
Integrating the priority issues of urban pressure
Understanding the uncertainties of climate change
Favouring the conditions for the success of SDOs

To be a driving force in access to essential services

(Re)sources wishes to establish a dialogue by organising regular debates aimed at highlighting local initiatives and giving impetus to solutions that are part of a dynamic of economic progress and social inclusion.

(Re)sources aims, through these meetings, to propose concrete solutions in the field of access to essential services - water, sanitation and electricity - for those forgotten by development by producing, in particular, pleas to be shared with water stakeholders and disseminated in international forums.

The network supports legal concepts that contribute to the defence of human rights and integrates the issues of urban pressure and climate change in its positions.

(Re)sources strives to bring out local initiatives in favour of better access to essential services for those forgotten by development. Its ambition is to multiply feedback and the sharing of best practices in the search for concrete and sustainable solutions.

Fostering debate and renewal of ideas

The added value of the (Re)sources network lies in the plurality of its members and contributors. It brings together French and international personalities with a variety of ideas and commitments, who are not accustomed to dialogue in the same forum.

Crossed views, a contradictory debate on established consensus allow the (Re)sources network to study these problems through a regulatory, economic, social and health approach, always oriented towards the search for solutions.

Integrating the priority issues of urban pressure in developing countries

In a context of population growth and rapid and disorganized urbanization, (Re)sources integrates this aggravating factor for access to essential services in its work to raise awareness among decision-makers and public opinion.

This population growth, combined with the migration of populations to cities, makes the flows (people, water, energy, transport, waste) increasingly difficult to manage. The challenge is to make a rapidly changing urban world sustainable and liveable. Cities can, through realistic strategies, move away from the management of the moment to that of the long term.

Understanding the uncertainties of climate change

Climate change has become a very concrete reality for a part of humanity and is leading in some regions to a decrease in available water resources. Rising temperatures lead to increased evaporation and melting of glaciers, thus reducing the reliability and quality of water supplies. Increasingly severe droughts, floods, hurricanes and monsoons have obvious consequences on access to water and electricity. This phenomenon seriously compromises the economic development of certain regions and dramatically affects poor regions that are least able to adapt.

Fostering conditions for the success of the international community's commitments

The international community's commitment to access to water and energy, through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has made it possible to define new rights for populations, which are essential for the progress of humanity and the sustainable development of the planet.

Many solutions are being invented in the field and deserve to be more widely known, recognized and evaluated. It is necessary to understand how access to water and energy is being implemented in practice in certain countries of the South, to highlight the real progress made and to analyse the difficulties encountered.

Its members and contributors seek to meet the conditions for the success of the commitments (MDGs) made in 2000 by the international community and the Sustainable Development Goals that followed in 2015, at the end of COP21. These programmes, of unprecedented international political scope, aim to implement concrete measures to make up for a huge backlog in human development.