General mobilization for sustainable water management with the Canaliseurs du Sud-Est.
It is in the premises of the FRTP Auvergne Rhône-Alpes that the Canaliseurs du Sud-Est (2) called on all stakeholders, State, communities, businesses and the general public to act to continue investing. Comment ? On the one hand, through dialogue, with the next Regional Water and Sanitation Meetingswho are in their 20se editing. They will take place on October 7 in Fort Barraux in Isère, and on December 2, in La Garde in the Var. By raising awareness on the other hand, with the large-scale distribution of the Educational Booklet Water in 5 questionsto be heard. Why ? To discuss, learn and mobilize in order to manage water in a sustainable way, detect leaks and invest more and more to renew pipes sometimes installed more than 100 years ago. The mobilization must be general!
The need for manpower is 200 people per year over the next 5 years
Throughout the year, the profession engages with its members and partners. In particular, it participates in the Basin Committees of the Rhône-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency.
In each department, quarterly meetings with companies allow discussion of the economic situation, the problems encountered and the actions to be implemented to find solutions.
The strong recruitment needs are among the major issues and, as with other professions, the shortage of labor is hitting the Channelers hard. Several factors are identified:
– A lack of knowledge and attractiveness of the trades of Pipe Operators;
– A rather low unemployment rate, coupled with labor needs in many other sectors, which has generated “competition”;
– The health crisis which has changed the relationship to work;
– An aging age pyramid, with many retirements to anticipate.
Today, the profession estimates its needs at 200 additional people per year over the next 5 years! Consequently, the Canaliseurs du Sud-Est associate themselves with the actions required by the FRTP Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to promote employment and training by intervening in colleges with young people, with job seekers, and in orientation forums. The profession also offers “tailor-made” training courses, on a work-study basis, for people who would keep retraining, for example.