Opening afternoon: "Water, a resource under high voltage", May 22

17 July 2023
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As part of the official launch of the spring school on water at Inalco, the Parcours Environnement is organizing an inaugural afternoon, open to all, entitled "Water, a resource under high voltage?
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Water plays a key role in the development of life on Earth and in climate regulation. If it runs out, if it is in excess or if its quality deteriorates, a whole range of ecosystems and entire populations are threatened. In a context of profound global change, water is becoming an emblematic resource, the source of multiple tensions, which will be addressed by two water specialists.

In connection with the spring school "Water, a resource under high tension?" (May 22-26, 2023), this afternoon will be followed by a visit to the "Regards de Pêches" exhibition at 6:30pm.

Monday, May 22, 2023 - 2pm-6pm - Auditorium
Inalco - Pôle des langues et civilisations (65 rue des Grands Moulins - Paris 13e)

Free admission subject to availability.


  • 2pm- 3pm: Opening of the Spring School on Water

Jean-François Huchet (Economist, President Inalco)
Julien Vercueil (Vice President Valorisation and Environmental Responsibility, Inalco)
Philippe Advani, President of the Inalco Foundation

Organization Committee:
Ornella Puschiasis (Geographer, Senior Lecturer, Inalco, CESSMA-CESAH)
Assen Slim (Economist, University Professor, Inalco, CREE-CESSMA)
Mounia Bouali (Architect-Doctor of Urban Planning, Scientific Coordinator, Inalco-CRH LAVUE)

  • 3pm-4pm: Intervention by institutional partners:

- ACF : Julien Eyrard (WASH Operational Technical Referent Asia and Ukraine region)
- IDDRI : Sébastien Treyer (Managing Director)
- CESSMA : Sarah Mohamed-Gaillard (Maitresse de conférence en histoire contemporaine, Inalco)

  • 4pm: Coffee break
  • 4:30-6pm: Inaugural lecture

David Blanchon (Geographer, University Professor, Université Paris Nanterre - Author of the World Water Atlas, Autrement, 2022)

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Launch evening

Cocktail reception and visit to the Rés-EAUx "Regards de Pêches" exhibition
Speech Selin Le Visage (Geographer, Maitresse de Conférences, Université Paris 8-Vincennes Saint-Denis, LADYSS, member of Rés-EAUx

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