The river basin agency proposes contracts to the water stakeholders (regions, « départements », municipialities, private water users) so as to be in line with territorial interventions (land planning).
Geographical area : the Loire river basin and its tributaries, plus Brittany region and some smaller river basins on the Atlantic coastal area.
Management : like any other public body, the river basin agency is ruled by a board of directors (decision-making body) and by a General Manager (executive body).
The agency’s General Manager is Mr Noël MATHIEU, chief engineer of rural works and forests. The agency is under the supervision both of the Minister in charge of Environment and of the Minister of Finance.
Headquarters : Orléans-La Source, France
6 regional offices
Staff : 313 employees
Budget for the year 2008 : 340 million €.