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1.2.WATER QUALITY, ECOSYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH There has been a change in nitrate levels in the water, although this varies considerably over time and space, and notably in tap water, for which the World Health Organisation (WHO) has set an acceptable threshold of 50mg/l. Estimates show that responsibility for nitrogen discharges into the natural environment lies with agricultural activities for 55%, domestic activities for 35%, and industrial activities for 10%. The quantity of chemical nitrogenous fertilizer spread on a national basis comes to 90kg/ha/year, in addition to 50kg/ha/year for livestock farming effluent. The highest levels can be seen in cereal crop and market gardening areas and in intensive livestock farming areas, where the production of farm fertilizer spread often exceeds the purification capacities of soil and crops. Although current knowledge is still incomplete, phosphorous is deemed to be the key factor for managing eutrophication for internal soft water bodies. The estimates made attribute 25% of discharges into the water to agricultural activities, 50% to domestic activities, and 25% to industrial activities. The quantities of phosphorous spread come to around 30kg/ha/year, of which 60% is from chemical sources. These chemical phosphorous inputs have fallen 50% over 20 years. However, phosphorous inputs from farm fertilizers are concentrated in areas with intensive livestock farming, where phosphorous levels in soils are already high. A report published by the French Environment Institute (IFEN, 2006) reveals that 96% of controls on surface waters and 61% of controls on groundwaters indicate pesticide contamination.

2.2.WATER MANAGEMENT The European Water Framework Directive prescribes that management activities should aim to achieve the goals of the Directive within geographical areas or river basin districts (RBDs). These are based largely on surface water catchments, together with the boundaries of associated groundwater and coastal water bodies. For each RBD, the first milestone of this planning process is the initial river basin management plan (RBMP) which: -records the current status of water bodies within the river basin district; -sets out the measures planned to meet the objectives; -acts as the main reporting mechanism to the Commission and the public. The whole process of river basin management planning includes the preparation of programs of measures at basin level for achieving the environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive cost-effectively. Basic measures include control of pollution at source through the setting of emission limit values and environmental quality standards. The use of economic instruments, such as water pricing, is part of the basic measures. Here, in particular, the ‘polluter pays’ principle should be taken into account. The planning, implementation, and evaluation of the program of measures is an iterative process that will probably include the RBMP of the first (2009), second (2015) or further cycles (2021, 2027)

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Artos group aims to reveal economically sustainable solutions to help solving problem of safe drinking water in small communities. That is why at Artos we have developed a product, called Healthy Water Maker, which can (by using the latest purifying ... Learn More

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Created in 2005, AquaFed is the International Federation of Private Water Operators. AquaFed represents more than 400 private operator providing water and sanitation services in more than 40 countries worldwide. According to GWI (2013), over 1 Billion people count on ... Learn More

ASMAN Software Solutions Private Limited is a provider of cutting edge software consultancy, design and development services with headquarters in Hyderabad, India. The company made its inception into the IT arena in 2011 and offers a comprehensive range of Software ... Learn More

Blue Planet Network provides a technology platform for funders to easily select, monitor, and manage WASH projects that have been peer reviewed and vetted for quality and sustainability. Each member project must pass a rigorous peer review and planning process ... Learn More

Ingenieria y Consultoría Ambiental. Learn More

French multinational food-products corporation based in Paris. With four business lines: Fresh Dairy products, Waters, Early Life Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. Our mission is to bring health by food to as many people as possible. Learn More

The EDF Group is the world leader of electricity production, with an historical background of public services, providing energy and innovative services to more than 38 million customers worldwide. For many years, EDF has been developing specific skills in the ... Learn More

ENGIE is a French multinational electric utility company, headquartered in La Défense, Courbevoie, which operates in the fields of electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. Learn More

Essilor International S.A. is a French-based international ophthalmic optics company that designs, manufactures and markets lenses to correct or protect eyesight. Learn More

Future 500 is a non-profit consultancy that builds trust between companies, advocates, investors, and philanthropists to advance business as a force for good. Our organization formed in 1995 as a venue for corporations and environmental NGOs to debate the systemic ... Learn More

Purpose of the organization is to promote socio, economic and cultural advancement of weaker sections by education, training, research and field action programs. Specific focus is to promote awareness on water sanitation among rural poor communities and help them to ... Learn More

Currently celebrating its 42nd year, ICCR is the pioneer coalition of active shareholders who view the management of their investments as a catalyst for change. Its 300 member organizations with over $100 billion in AUM have an enduring record of ... Learn More

Ipsen is based out of Paris, France and is a global biopharmaceutical group based dedicated to improving lives through innovative medicines in Oncology, Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. Learn More

L’Oréal has set itself the mission of offering each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity. Learn More

A pioneer and the world-leading provider of Drip Irrigation solutions, Netafim is the largest player in the global irrigation industry. With 14 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries, 27 subsidiaries, and a strong global distribution network across 110-plus countries, Netafim combines ... Learn More

Opportunity 2 Excel Company is a firm that provides general service, monitoring & evaluation, data collection, implementation plan, consultancy, supply, financial engineering, capacity building, feasibility studies, investment advisory services etc to clients. The company was established in 2007 and registered ... Learn More

We develop agroforestry projects within the supply chains of companies (Insetting) and value water benefits, among others. We develop as well a Trees4Water valuation tool that we would like to share with your platform. Learn More

Renault is an automobile manufacturer that has been making cars since 1898, is present in 134 countries, and is based out of Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Learn More

Based out of France, Sodexo is a food and facilities management company. The company develops, manages and delivers a unique array of On-site Services, Benefits &amp; Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services for all its clients to improve their ... Learn More

Trucost provides data and insight to help its clients understand the economic consequences of natural capital dependency. Our clients include companies and their advisors, the investment community, governments, academics and thought leaders. Learn More

Veolia, the global leader in environmental solutions, offers its services in all water cycles with a focus on optimization of the customers’ performance and resource protection. Activities range from raw water withdrawal to production and distribution of drinking or industrial ... Learn More

The Foundation supports community-oriented, nonprofit projects contributing to sustainable development, in France and abroad. Its priority areas of action are humanitarian emergencies and development aid, employment and social links, and environmental conservation and biodiversity. Its takes an original approach by ... Learn More

Water Canada is an influencer, a networker, and a newsmaker. Our editors and researchers know the industry and the people implementing plans and projects on the frontlines. Thousands of readers turn to us for exclusive, insightful content that speaks to ... Learn More

The Water Resilience Coalition, founded in 2020, is an industry-driven, CEO-led coalition of the UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate that aims to elevate global water stress to the top of the corporate agenda and preserve the world's freshwater resources ... Learn More

Projects in France


Veolia understands the COVID-19 pandemic as a message from nature that human society is reaching its breaking point. In response, it has pledged to protect nature and biodiversity on World Environment Day on June 5, 2020. Veolia has developed 10 ... Learn More

The ALFA project aims at protecting citizens in Northwest Europe against the effects of flooding due to climate change. All partners face the same problems and challenges due to climate change: creating new floodplains, their effects for inhabitants, and their ... Learn More

Technical study with hydrogeologist to check ground water quality and potential impact. Collaboration with regional authorities to engage with stakeholders about the governance of the water source. Modification of a process (fermentation conditions) to reduce the amount of sodium (-30%) ... Learn More

A small water treatment facility is implemented and entrusted to a local operator trained to become a true entrepreneur. The water is sold at an affordable price, guaranteeing access to safe water for the villagers and the sustainability of the ... Learn More

Veolia activated its continuity of service plan at the start of the pandemic, balancing containment measures with essential service delivery of drinking water, sanitation, and waste management. This plan is tailored to each country and business and includes remote working ... Learn More

The work consists of widening the river’s middle water channel in some places. As the primary objective of this restoration is flood defence, the explanation to elected representatives of the benefits of preserving the flood storage area and diversifying habitats ... Learn More

This project implements water stewardship practices, particularly water savings (by reducing demand) and nature-based solutions that will increase the water supply to the basin. Learn More

In addition to continuing essential services, Veolia is providing water and hygiene services to those who are at risk. The Veolia Jonage site has provided 55 housing units to vulnerable people to ensure their access to basic hygiene conditions. Veolia ... Learn More

Veolia Foundation is working with the French Red Cross’ integration arm and the NGO Solidarités International to produce and distribute hygiene kits. In France, the Veolia Foundation is distributing hygiene kits and helping to set up temporary water access to ... Learn More

Wastewater treatment and desalted water can contribute to compensate the gap between available and needed water, and provide regular water supply throughout the year. FIT4REUSE, well aware of the existing baselines in different parts of the region, will contribute to ... Learn More

Danone seeks to reduce water consumption in its plants. Part of this target is achieved by industrial investment dedicated to water consumption reduction. In addition the WaterWatcher tool allows monitoring of water use in the bottling sites and helps identify ... Learn More

L’Oréal has announced its new environmental and social program, “L’Oréal for the future” which will commit €100m in impact investments to protect the environment and €50m to support vulnerable women. L’Oréal intends for this program to help respond to the ... Learn More

Project WET is currently active in more than 75 countries around the world through a network of partner organizations that range from small NGOs to major international corporations and organizations. We only go where we’re invited! We work with our ... Learn More

The overflow of the Rieu River risks flooding the city of Bellegarde. Over the last 15 years, LafargeHolcim has worked with Bellegarde to expand flood prevention infrastructure and create wetlands. The four water basins resulting from the rehabilitation of the ... Learn More

The area of southern France is impacted by high growth in the use of groundwater. This has put the resource in high demand. Water managers in the area are looking for opportunities to increase water use efficiency and reduction in ... Learn More

As part of CCEP’s This is Forward Sustainability Action Plan, we have a target to reduce our total water use by 20% from a 2010 baseline by 2025. We measure this reduction through our water use ratio (the ratio of ... Learn More

Since 2009, our Marseille site invested $52,000 in a multi-year project with the Pennes-Mirabeaux city authorities and the French National Forest Authority to reforest areas ravaged by a fire.Project ResultsThe investment enabled 2,000 trees to be planted, which helped to ... Learn More

In addition, following the success of our water replenishment projects in the UK we expanded our partnership with WWF to the Camargue region in France. The project, run in partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, leveraged $850,500 in funding from the ... Learn More

The work consisted of creating multiple channels along the original bed. Some of the earthwork was done in the standard manner with machines designed for wetlands. The rest was done by the river itself which carved out its bed in ... Learn More

L'Oréal has developed an e-learning module called #SafeTogether that updates employees on the L'Oréal Group’s workplace hygiene and health protocols, including best handwashing practices. L'Oréal requires its employees to take the module, available in 14 languages, before returning to work. ... Learn More

SuWaNu Europe is a project focused on the reuse of treated wastewater in agriculture. The reason behind is that wastewater when treated according to appropriate standards and methods has a strong potential to complement conventional water resources used in agricultural ... Learn More

This project fosters the sustainability of local farming. By preserving the quality of drinking water, it avoids the use of water purification treatments for rural communities. Terragr'Eau also promotes local development by creating 11 jobs. Evian protects its impluvium area ... Learn More

Summary of action Annual flooding is commonplace in some parts of the world, including where the company operates. Over the last 17 years to address this issue, LafargeHolcim has worked with the local municipality of Bellegarde in the south of ... Learn More

We use a large amount of water from raw material crude procurement to Kampo preparation. In Tsumura Group both in Japan and overseas, as one of the medium-term environmental goals, we are working on quantitative goals for water resource protection ... Learn More

As part of CCEP’s This is Forward Sustainability Action Plan, we have a target to replenish 100% of the water we use in our drinks, where sourced from areas of water stress, used in our beverages, by 2020. We engage ... Learn More

Danone's immediate priority wherever we use water is to improve the efficiency of water use and reduce the impact of industrial processes on its quality. Our goal is to manage water quality and quantity risks at the watershed level and ... Learn More

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This Working Paper proposes a method whereby any decision-maker can calculate the cost required to deliver sustainable water management to a geography. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

In this policy brief the ILO offers comprehensive and integrated recommendations on the key areas of policy action that should form part of that response.The brief is addressed at ILO constituents (governments, employers and workers), policy-makers and the general public. Learn More

Inform and strengthen your company’s water management strategies and allow your investors to evaluate current water management activities against detailed definitions of leading practice. Learn More

Developers: Ceres

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Developers: World Resources Institute

In this Nature feature, Johan Rockstrom and co-authors argue that identifying and quantifying planetary boundaries that must not be transgressed could help prevent human activities from causing unacceptable environmental change. Learn More

Nature-based solution (NBS) can improve degraded ecosystems, help sequester carbon, and manage the effects of climate change, including extreme weather events. Businesses are beginning to recognize the value of NBS for climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Chem-MAP® is a ZDHC-approved program to improve chemical management in leather, textile, and synthetic materials supply chains. The program reduces chemical risk to customers. Learn More

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Developers: CEO Water Mandate, Pacific Institute

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Developers: EPA Office of Wastewater Management

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Developers: BHP

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Includes Immediate steps, ongoing health measures that can be taken, and responsible business practice Learn More

This document is intended for WASH and C4D officers at country offices working together on the Covid19 outbreak preparedness and response. The document contains guidance on reviewing existing resources and coordination mechanisms, identifying the right intervention and considerations for sustainability ... Learn More

Workers in office buildings may be at risk for exposure to the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Office building employers, building owners and managers, and building operations specialists can take steps to create a safe and healthy workplace ... Learn More

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CAIR-CA has put together the following guide to some of the resources for workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Learn More

The campaigns, which target audiences at home and in schools, promote improved health and hygiene practices, such as handwashing, the importance of connecting to the water supply and sanitation system, regular payments for service continuity, and improving sanitation and menstrual ... Learn More

Constantly updated database for California nonprofits. Contains Advocacy and support links, funding opportunities, Federal resources and information, announcements and resources, employee and employer resources, and resources for individuals. Learn More

Based on the major combat guidelines set by the São Paulo State Government, Sabesp is fully engaged to endure COVID-19 pandemic within its operation area, which means 374 municipalities located throughout São Paulo state and home to about 28 million ... Learn More

Developers: Sabesp

Technical guidance, WASH preparedness, webinars, checklists for health facilities, self assessments, and guidance on disinfectants. Learn More

Best practices- Resources- Webinars on WASH/COVID-19 topics. Learn More

Urban stormwater is becoming an increasingly important alternative water supply in California. However, current economic analyses do not adequately evaluate co-benefits provided by different stormwater investments. As a result, urban stormwater capture is undervalued. Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX is an independent certification for chemicals, colorants, and accessories used in textile and leather manufacturing. The certification verifies that each individual substance in the chemical product meets statutory requirements and does not harm human health. Learn More

The Fairtrade Cotton standard promotes sustainability and social responsiblity across the cotton supply chain. Learn More

The purpose of this document is to provide ministries (e.g. Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Water (MOW)), sub-national public health authorities, and implementing partners with a practical framework of action to both prepare for and mitigate community transmission of ... Learn More

The GEMI Local Water Tool (LWT) helps organizations evaluate water-related external impacts, business risks and sufficiency of management plans at specific sites. Key Functions: Quantify water-related impacts caused by facility Quantify facility’s exposure to water-related risk Identify helpful management response Learn More

This document gives advice on: 1. Simple ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace 2. How to manage COVID-19 risks when organizing meetings &amp; events 3. Things to consider when you and your employees travel 4. Getting ... Learn More

The Global Organic Textile Standard specifies a supply-chain textile processing standard that includes ecological and social criteria. The standard seeks to define worldwide requirements for textiles to be described as organic. These requirements cover the entire supply chain, from harvesting ... Learn More

The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard can be used to provide comparable quantification and robust analytics, helping corporations, governments, and researchers manage water resources and achieve greater water sustainability. Learn More

The Green Supply Chain: Brand Map is a leadership initiative dedicated to showcasing brands’ commitment to supply chain transparency and environmental management. Learn More

This guide outlines why and how investors engage on agricultural supply chain water risk. Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Committee designed this document to guide the food industry and advise its sponsoring agencies in the implementation of HACCP systems. Learn More

Om Prasad Gautam, Khairul Islam, and Erik Harvey discuss the importance of handwashing with soap and water in reducing the risk of infection from COVID-19 and highlight the water, sanitation, and hygiene sector can and should do in response to ... Learn More

Adapting to climate change, coupled with the need to address aging infrastructure, population growth, and degraded ecosystems, requires significant investment in natural and built water systems. These investments present a significant opportunity to support not only water, but to provide ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

The India Water Tool brings together 20 datasets and risk indicators to help users understand their water risks in India. Learn More

This ISO Standard helps to evaluate the sustainability of a product across its life cycle. Learn More

To provide guidance and a global framework for the design, verification and scaling up of Nature-based Solutions. The Standard includes globally consistent Criteria and Indicators, which are supported by the Principles for Nature-based Solutions, to measure the strength of interventions. Learn More

Developers: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Levi Strauss &amp; Co. has issued this standard to encourage preservation of fresh water through water recycling. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

To help our partners in responding to this health crisis in their countries, we have compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 and WASH, which include documents, videos, social media materials with messages on public health, webinar recordings, etc. Learn More

With special attention to resources for utilities, this page lists relevant guidance around water and COVID-19. Learn More

Developers: American Water Works Association

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How to ensure the safety of staff and maintaining water quality in buildings with little or no use. Learn More

National Register Resources: Psychological resources and information. Learn More

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The United Nations World Water Development Report for 2018. Learn More

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Developers: China Water Risk

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Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Ambev S/A

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: Pacific Institute

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Developers: CEO Water Mandate

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Developers: Pacific Institute

In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, Diageo, GAP Inc., and Unilever have worked with PwC and ODI to develop a practical, step-by-step guide. The guide will help companies understand the business value of their WASH ... Learn More

Developers: WaterAid

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Developers: Alliance for Water Stewardship

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This special Academy session covered steps businesses can take to respect and support the rights and lives of women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

‘The Five Goods’ stem from Fashion for Good’s robust definition of ‘good’ and intend to guide the sector with a genuine and accountable framework with the promise of social, economic, and environmental prosperity. Learn More

Measure the environmental and social impact of your apparel products and operations. Learn More

This case study looks closely at a pair of Levi Strauss &amp; Co. stone wash jeans with the goal of helping companies in the apparel sector take more effective and holistic approaches to the industry’s environmental impact. Learn More

Developers: Levi Strauss & Co.

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Developers: Pacific Institute

This report is a culmination of industry interviews, non-government organization inputs, and desk research, the report highlights practical examples for companies in the sector and beyond, grappling with how to integrate the SDGs into their core business and global supply ... Learn More

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This report explores the possibilities of scaling a circular economy, given the reality of the global economy and the complexity of multi-tier supply chains. Learn More

Developers: World Economic Forum

ToxServices' Full Materials Disclosure Screened Chemistry Program (ToxFMD®) promotes chemical optimization through chemical hazard assessment, hazard reduction, and informed substitution. ZDHC members use the program to document conformance with the ZDHC MRSL. Learn More

As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the United Nations Global Compact is calling on business leaders everywhere to unite to support workers, communities, and companies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A coordinated international plan involving the business sector will ... Learn More

This page brings together water and sanitation-related information from UN-Water Members and Partners in the light of the coronavirus global emergency. UN-Water is working to ensure the most up-to-date information, resources, and guidance as they become available. Learn More

New figures from the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) indicate that WASH services in health care facilities are sub-standard in every region. Learn More

Developers: UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund

Evaluate the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility of your company. Assess the current status of access to safe WASH at the workplace in a given facility Support decision-making regarding investments and ... Learn More

ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments present four self-training modules, which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide governments, workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. ... Learn More

This UN World Water Development report evaluates the vast quantities of domestic, agricultural and industrial wastewater discharged into the environment everyday as a valuable resource rather than costly problem. Learn More

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus and rebuild our economies during and after the pandemic, collective action on water is essential. Such action can help not only to contain the virus, but also to realize the human right ... Learn More

Developers: Pacific Institute

Companies are increasingly setting and pursing ‘water balance targets’ as part of their water stewardship strategies. The seeming simplicity of balance goals can be attractive – “we will restore a volume of water equal to the amount our business consumes.” ... Learn More

Developers: WWF

This report calls for an integrated approach that brings together governments, water users, and the society at large including the private sector, NGOs, and academia to design smart, adaptable and sustainable solutions for water infrastructure impacted by climate change. Learn More

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

The Water Risk Filter can be used to assess and respond to water-related risks for your own operations, suppliers, or growth plans. Learn More

Developers: WWF

Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

These guidelines intend to help close the knowledge gap on wastewater treatment technologies and motivate relevant facilities in the apparel and footwear industry to implement the professional treatment systems necessary to meet the ZDHC Wastewater Guidelines. Learn More

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