World Water Day 2021 // Roundtable

On The March 22, 2021

5 pm - 6 pm (Paris time)

Water is probably the most precious resource on earth. It provides us with food, hygiene, health, entertainment, energy and goods, and hosts an incredible biodiversity.
How important is water in our lives, cultural practices, economy and environment? How do we define the value of water? Does a better understanding of the value of water help to preserve it?

To talk about it, three researchers from the H2O'Lyon community share their points of view as economists, lawyers and geographers.

With :

  • Emeline Comby (University of Lyon 2), geographer, studies the landscape impacts of public policies, particularly energy. She also studies how waterscapes are shaped by capitalism in Europe and North America. She co-directed with Matthieu Adam in 2020 Le Capital dans la Cité where she develops reflections on the reconquest of urban water fronts.
  • Gaetan Bailly (University of Lyon 3), lawyer, is interested in environmental law and more particularly in the traditional uses of water under the test of law. He has expertise in French and European law and is currently putting his work in perspective with uses and standards in Mexico.
  • Philippe Polomé (University of Lyon 2), economist, works on environmental economics and more specifically on the evaluation of public policies and environmental risks. He is dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management of the University of Lyon 2 and coordinator of the master Risks and Environment.

This roundtable is organised remotely with simultaneous translation into English.
It lasts about 40 min followed by 20 min of questions and answers.