Urban Water Conflicts

Bernard O. Barraqué
Mon, 13/02/2012 - 11:30 - 13:30

Centre for Policy Research is organising  a talk  on Urban Water Conflicts to be delivered by  Prof. Bernard O. Barraqué  of CNRS, Paris 

Brief Bio of the Speaker

Prof. Bernard O. Barraqué is full time Research Director in the CNRS (French Science Centre), in environmental policies, with particular reference to water. He is associated with CIRED, Centre International de Recherches sur l’Environnement et le Développement, which is co-tutored by AgroParisTech, PontsParisTech, Univeristy of Paris-Est and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, and associated to the CNRS. Prof.  Barraqué  was trained as a civil engineer with a  Master of Urban Development from Harvard University in 1973 and a PhD in urban socio-economic issues from Paris University in 1983.  

He was the chair of the French National Committee of the UNESCO International Hydrological Program until 2010. He recently co-ordinated a collaborative project on payments for ecosystem services by water utilities to farmers in France and other developed countries (EVEC, acronym for Eau des Villes, Eau des Champs). He now co-ordinates EAU&3E, a research project on the sustainability of water and sanitation services in large cities in France, in particular with the city of Paris: environmental, economic, social and governance dimensions (see http://eau3e.hypotheses.org). He is member of the editorial boards of Water Policy, Espaces et Sociétés and Water Alternatives. Among his recent publications is Urban Water Conflicts. Bernard is currently working on the phenomenon of re-municipalization of water that is currently happening in France and other countries, wherein cities that had previously contracted out water services to private firms are now taking back the services.

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