Preservation of marine habitats
on the Lérins Islands
Total budget: €1,266,932
SMILO started this summer a project for the Preservation of marine habitats on the Lérins Islands (France), supported by the European Fund for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (EMFF) and the South Region – Provence-Alps-French Riviera, in partnership with the City of Cannes and the Lérins Abbey. A first field mission in July assessed the current sewage infrastructure, to prepare the future reed bed filter treatment to be installed on the island. We will be back in the field to shoot of a short video that will explain the uses and challenges of the marine space of the Lérins Islands. To be continued!
SMILO has established a Small Island Sanitation Expert Group to provide guidance to small island managers in improving wastewater in improving wastewater treatment.
The result of this panel’s work is a guidebook for small island managers who want to reduce the impact of wastewater on their environment by implementing proper sanitation. It gives simple and practical recommendations to guide their choice of sanitation systems. Although the recommendations are mainly aimed at the construction of new networks and treatment plants, they are also relevant for the upgrading of old sites.