ATHENS Week 2009 – Presentations
From 16/11/09 to 20/11/09, Bernard Barraqué (research director at the CNRS and teacher at the ENGREF-AgroParisTech) and Jean-Luc Trancart (teacher at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) organised a course on the sustainability of european water and sanitation services. This course took place during the European ATHENS Week, a training programme created in 1997 to bring together a network of 23 European higher education institutions. This year, the ATHENS week proposed more than 100 courses, and was aimed at 3500 students from all Europe.
Experts from seven European countries – United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy and France – gave at talk during the course co-organised by B. Barraqué and JL. Trancart. As operators – public or private – and academics, they shared with the students their experience and perception of the challenges rising for the water and sanitation services, regarding their sustainability.
If the organisation of this European week was not directly part of the EAU&3E research project, it tackled the same questions and discussions: debate on public vs private, local (municipal) vs more centralised systems, sector-based (unbundling) vs integrated-transversal services, etc. Thus it seemed pertinent to present on this blog what was said during the course.
You will find on this page the programme of this course, the presentations of all the speakers (published here with their permission), and the papers written by the students for their evaluation at the end of the course.
PRESENTATIONS TO DOWNLOAD
Monday 16th of November:
- morning: Jean-Luc Trancart: Position of the European Union; Glossary and definitions
afternoon 2: Gaetane Suzenet:The long term sustainability of the UK water industry
Tuesday 17th of November:
- morning 1: Helmut Herdt: Städtische Werke Magdeburg GmbH
- morning 2: Jens Libbe: Sustainable Urban Water Infrastructure: Discussion in Germany
- afternoon 1: Thomas Van Waeyenberge: Private Sector Contributions to sustainable water and wastewater services & Some thoughts on Belgium
- afternoon 2: Henk Loijenga: Water governance in the Netherlands
Wednesday 18th of November:
- morning 1: Alejandro Vega Blesa: Management experience of AGBAR Water: Part 1 and Part 2
- morning 2: David Sauri: Strategies for sustainable water management in the face of scarcity and drought: the case of Barcelona
Thursday 19th of November:
- morning 1: Jean-Patrice Poirier: Veolia Water in Eastern Europe
- morning 2: Jean-Luc Trancart: Politique de l’eau et organisation des services en France
- morning 3: Bernard Barraqué: Presentation of the EAU&3E research project
- afternoon 1: Andrea Mangano: Water services in Italy
- afternoon 2: Antonio Massarutto: Water services and regulation in Italy; issues and way forward
- Enquête réalisée en 2008 par la FP2E sur la comparaison des prix de l’eau et de l’assainissement dans l’Union Européenne
- The situation of water and sanitation services in Portugal
- Bernard Barraqué: Evolution of average French water prices and the bill’s composition
- Bernard Barraqué: The French Agences de l’eau
Group 1: Yuan GUAN, Maria-Eleni MITZITHRA, Ambroise PASCAL and Giulia SACCANI: Conflicts of use in Italy
Group 2: François DUCLOZ, Marc LOTTEAU, Arnauld MARROU and Andres POCH: Effectiveness of urban wastewater treatment policies in selected countries
Group 3: César BOURGEOIS, Jeanne GUILLEMINOT, Clara SHEER and Jan SYKORA: Decentralization of waste water systems
Group 4: Mathieu MOSLONKA-LEFEBVRE, Lydie POINTUD, Alexandra SILVA and Xiaozhong WANG: Water and sanitation services in Portugal
Group 5: Laura BEL FRANQUESA, Esther BLANCO GARCIA, Jean-Rémi DUPRAT and Maëlle LEPOUTRE: Water Affordability in Europe
Group 6: Anna COCHON, Sarah DOUET, Claire DELAMARE and Etienne JOSNIN: Which scale for a sustainable management of drinking water?
Group 7: Mehdi AHMADI, Jean-Baptiste ANDRE, Manuel HARMSEN and Christophe SCHELLENS: Change driven design in water and sanitation systems
Group 8: Hafsa BAKRI, Amir Abbas KARIMI, Pierre MACHER and Jing WANG: Potable Water Services in Morocco – China – Austria – Iran
 Advanced Technology Higher Education Network, Socrates