Living Loire – Loire Vivante
Living Loire (Loire vivante) was originally a campaign that arose out of citizens’ opposition – and success – to a project to build four large dams on the Loire : Serre de la Fare (upper Loire river, Haute Loire), Naussac II (Haut Allier), Le Veurdre (Allier river near the Bec d’Allier and Chambonchard on the Cher river.
This campaign, which was led in the 1980s and 1990s by a network of citizens and associations, was based on a shared vision of the Loire River and its entire catchment area. (over 20% of France)
From this campaign, in the Haute-Loire, SOS Loire Vivante was born, which later became “SOS Loire Vivante – ERN (European Rivers Network)”, which has extended its field of action beyond the issues linked to the Loire, particularly on cross-border rivers. which extended its field of action beyond the issues linked to the Loire, in particular to cross-border rivers.
Today, Loire Vivante continues to be a “spirit in its own right”, supported by a whole range of stakeholders and citizens, even beyond what “SOS Loire Vivante – ERN France” can do on the Loire.
> Find out more about the history and the precise chronology of this “Loire Vivante” campaign and more information (in French only).
Coordinator of the Loire Vivante Network