Research

The AgroParisTech  “SUEZ – General Management of Urban Water and Sanitation Services” Chair contributes to research actions

For the dissemination of knowledge, operational practices, and management needed to improve access to water and sanitation in urban or surrounding areas.

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The Chair activities related to research

The Chair supports research programmes aimed at developing access to drinking water and sanitation by improving service management, in particular by analysing economic, political, institutional and managerial conditions, as well as by analysing the governance framework promoting sustainable improvement in access to water and sanitation in the target countries.

The research programme is built and developed under the guidance of a scientific council, it supports work (projects, doctorates and Master’s or Engineer’s theses) and organises scientific meetings.

The Chair is currently looking for a person for an 18-month- post-doctoral mission

A meeting place between operational and researchers

The Chair organizes the «Rendez-Vous Scientifiques de la Chaire AgroParisTech-SUEZ»
The objective of these Rendez-Vous, a one-day event in a “seminar” format, is to confront the results of research in areas related to the management and governance issues of urban water and sanitation utilities, with feedback from the services in charge.
The research areas covered for these meetings may focus on topics directly related to water or sanitation services, or related areas that can shed light on non-specific issues: political, social, economic, institutional, governance, management and performance issues in the context of a public service, regulation, environment and climate, common goods…
The research areas covered by these meetings may focus on subjects directly related to water or sanitation services, or related fields that can shed light on non-specific issues: political, social, economic, institutional, governance, management and performance issues in the context of public service, regulation, environment and climate, common goods…
These scientific meetings take place once a year and once every two years.
The participants are researchers, head of services, or heads of authorities in charge. They welcome an audience of researchers and professionals from the sector.
See the previous scientific meetings:

Framework for our current research actions

  • Urban sanitation and its institutional mechanisms
  • Institutional change for the development of sanitation practices
  • Promote access to water while respecting the environment
  • Analysing the conditions of water access for different populations
  • Strengthen the governance of drinkable water and sanitation services

Marine COLON PhD
Professor and Researcher AgroParisTech, UMR G-EAU.

Proposals and calls for projects

The Chair dedicates funds to the development of research programs on water or sanitation with two main missions:

  • Support the arts
  • Organizing scientific events

Researchers can conduct a literature review that outlines: the research questions explored, the methodologies used, the main results, and the areas explored. A typology of the treated cases will be expected in order to guide possible future investigations. Researchers can help organize scientific events related to the Chair’s Scientific Council.

 

 

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