Water Week 2023

From March 20, 2023 to March 25, 2023

Face-to-face and distance event

The graduate school H2O'Lyon and their partners are offering a week of open university events to match World Water Day on 22 March, the theme of which this year is "Accelerating Change". A rich programme to better understand the issues surrounding water. To be followed face-to-face or remotely: webinars, workshops, exhibitions, round discussions

The week will end with a day-long event at the Musée des Confluences as part of the "Nous, les fleuves" exhibition.

These events are open to all, to bring together researchers, students, water professionals and the large public.


WEBINAR // 20 march 1.30pm-2.30pm

Café ZABR n°4
Ecologie et Evolution dans les eaux souterraines
A convivial moment of meeting during a coffee break to discover the diversity and fragility of groundwater and the organisms that inhabit it.

Facilited by Florian Malard (CNRS, University Lyon 1), Christian Griebler (University of Vienna, Austria), Sylvie Rétaux (CNRS, University Paris-Saclay), Pierre Marchet, Water Agency Adour Garonne

WEBINAR // 21 march, 10.00am-11.30pm REPLAY

"Les pieds dans l’eau #5 : from the laboratory to the field, let's share our knowledge" with RRTV
Based on the principle of "my thesis in 180 seconds", 3 PhD students from the H2O’Lyon community will present their chosen subject and discuss it with the audience

With Emmanuel Jaulin (INRAE Riverly) on the ecological effects of river lock management, Stéphanie Vukelic (EVS) on management of intermittent rivers, and Nans Barthélémie (LEHNA) on Microplastics in intermittent rivers

VISIT // 21 march 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Come and discover the Urban Model for the Study of Flood Risk, a street model used by researchers to study the flow of water and pollutants.

Explained by Clément Fagour, PhD student, and Emmanuel Mignot, researcher at INSA de Lyon
INRAE de Lyon, 5 rue de la Doua 69100 Villeurbanne


Doc.H2O #5cx"Designing Bridges"
A collaborative workshop around concepts we all use to discover how other disciplines think, the variety of interfaces.
We will explore the notions of "water cycle" and "restoration".

Three scientists from different disciplines will be given the floor, as well as all the participants, in order to cross the points of view together.
H2O'Lyon, 66 boulevard Niels Bohr 69100 Villeurbanne

WEBINAR // 23 march 4pm - 6pm REPLAY

A cross view on integrated stormwater management
Led by the students of the master Integrated Watershed Sciences 

With Nestor Alonso Mancipe Munos (National University of Colombia), Stephan Bandermann (Design office Sieker, Berlin), John Okedi (University of Cap Town), Elodie Brelot (Graie, Lyon)

DISCUSSION TABLE & WORKSHOP // (Postponed to 20 June 2023)

Our relationship to water on the Anthropocene era
Discussion table / Exploring the concepts "One" - health, planet, society, water
Interdisciplinary view on the links between water, health, humans and their environment
Workshop / Water health - Water for health : who for what?
Co-construction of a survey to ask society about its understanding of the One Health / One Water concept

Facilited by Sandrine Charles (University Lyon 1, LBBE), Juliette Michel (Cité Anthropocène, Lyon), Maira Grace Salamanca-Gonzalez (CALAS, Ministry of Health Mexico)

Studying and protecting rivers

Free entry without reservation
86 quai Perrache 69002 Lyon

Discovering research tools
From the microscopic to the watershed scale, what are the tools used to study rivers? What are they used for to better understand and protect them?
2pm-6.30pm, Hall of Musée des Confluences
Film « Le Rhône, La renaissance d’un fleuve » by Claude Julie Parisot, 2013
Viewing of the film on the Rhône restoration plan started after the 2004 floods.
5.30pm, Auditorium of Musée des Confluences
Round table : restoring rivers
With Jean-Michel Olivier, fluvial ecologist, CNRS researcher at laboratory of ecology of natural and anthropised hydrosystems (LEHNA)
Hervé Piegay, geographer, CNRS Director of research at laboratory of environment, city and society (EVS)
Claude-Julie Parisot, Director
Meeting moderated by Bertrand Morandi, geographer, project manager of the Fleuve Rhône at GRAIE
6.30pm, Auditorium of Musée des Confluences