From 11th September 2015 to 16th April 2016 , the Parisian water company - Eau de Paris -, will hold an exhibition “Non-drinking water, water of the future - Eau non potable, eau d’avenir -”, at the Pavillon de l’Eau.
A network of non-drinking water does in fact lie below the capital, quite distinct from the drinking water system, and which has existed since the end of the 19th century. Water from it is used primarily to clean the streets, water certain parks and feed their lakes and rivers. The Paris City Council decided in March 2012 that the network should be maintained.
The prize for geographical excellence was awarded to the Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme on 7th October 2015 by Rony Gal, Chairman of ESRI France. This award is recompense for Apur’s high quality cartographical work and its creation of GIS over the past 25 years. This work, developed today on the two scales of Paris and the Metropolis of Grand Paris, have enabled a solid basis of reference data on a metropolitan scale to be established in the context of wide reaching institutional partnerships, notably with the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies -INSEE-, the regional and inter-departmental administration for amenities and development -DRIEA- and the Ile-de-France urbanism agency AU-IDF.
The Paris Urbanism Agency (APUR) has just produced, in collaboration with the Grand Paris Express company -Societé du Grand Paris- (SGP) and the Ile-de-France Regional and Interdepartmental Department of Infrastructures and Development (DRIEA), a datavisualisation tool which makes it possible to discover the Observatory of Grand Paris station neighbourhoods in a dynamic and interactive way.
68: this will be the number of new stations in the Grand Paris Express network by 2030. These stations will be divided between 4 new lines (Lines 15, 16, 17 and 18) and the extension to Line 14. The new stations will connect new neighbourhoods, reduce travelling time and increase accessibility between territories. The Grand Paris Express network supports urban projects by serving “local urban policy” neighbourhoods, some of which may be situated at the heart of large projects and others whose regeneration could be speeded up.