The RAE was created in 2006. It is a collective of associations, consulting firms, craftsmen, companies and individuals active in the promotion and Implementation of ecological sanitation systems in France and in Europe.
The RAE target to defend the general interest in ecological sanitation. The RAE is therefore not a trade union, it does not work to study or defend the rights, nor the material or moral interests of its members.
The network was created in 2006 during the meeting of ecological sanitation actors with the desire to get to know each other, to exchange and share their experiences. It was then decided to formalize these annual meetings, called "Les Intestinales". They become the highlights of the life of the RAE, but work continues throughout the year by commissions or thematic groups.
Over the years, the RAE has acquired its own experience and has built up a good capacity for expertise.
Beginning in 2009, the RAE is beginning to be identified by sanitation institutions and professionals, and it is gradually becoming a key partner.