(Re)sources events

For over 12 years, (Re)sources has organized symposiums in France and abroad to discuss such essential themes as the access to water, sanitation, food safety or even urban growth. Each of these gatherings is an opportunity to explore the way practice and theory are articulated and to try and reconcile the different stakes and challenges that are closely intertwined. We hope to clarify the conditions for a successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and to provide improved access to essential services for all.

 

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11
Feb.
2016

Urban growth and access to essential services in developing countries

(Re)sources think tank organized on 11th-12th February in Tangier its 11th symposium themed on the access to essential services in the context of fast-paced urbanization in developing countries.


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10
Apr.
2014

Affordable water for all in developing countries

Access to water in developing countries raises the issues of water networks accessibility and consumption tariffs. While France is currently working on establishing social tariffs for essential services, this has become an even more salient question in developing countries. This symposium presented the conclusions of a Sciences Po report on social tariffs for water and was exemplified by study cases chosen from this study.


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14
Mar.
2012

What if water took over the city? Land tenure security as a means towards water access in informal settlements

The fast-paced sprawl of developing cities has not been supported by sufficient levels of infrastructure and basic facilities to keep up with population growth and ensure decent living conditions for those living in informal settlements, where the share of unregulated housing market heightens inequalities in accessing essential services (water, sanitation, electricity). In order for urbanization to become an engine of human development, access to urban infrastructure and to services such as water and sanitation is a fundamental element of cities’ organization. Thanks to its expert panel, (Re)sources has been advocating for solutions to facilitate the integration of poor communities into the global economy, to partly regularize informal settlements and to implement efficient and equitable tariffs and subsidies schemes.


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27
Mar.
2011

Water and energy: a tensed couple?

Organized in partnership with EDF in Abu Dhabi, (Re)sources symposium “Water and energy, a tensed couple?” addressed the relationship between water and energy through three dimensions: technical, economic and political. Water, element of the most vital importance, is subject to many debates, publications and reflections on the threats our civilization is posing on the resource. But while it tended to be connected to sanitation challenges, it was quite seldom looked at from an energy perspective.


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Our morning meetings

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07
Mar.
2017

Digital Transition and acess to basic services in developing countries

Debate with Nicolas Decordes, Vice President of anticipation marketing for Orange Group, debates with Gwenael Prié, Telecom and Digital Project Manager with the Transportation, Telecoms and Sustainable Energy at the French development agency (AfD) and David Menascé, Consultant, specialized on strategies of access to the "Bottom of the Pyramid" market.


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29
Nov.
2016

The rise of the urban: will the international agenda really make a difference in terms of resource management and access to basic utilities?

Debate with Henry de Cazotte, Special Representative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Development Special for Habitat III, Bertrand Gallet, Director of Cités Unies France and Member of (Re)sources, and Benjamin Michelon, Sociologist and Urban Planner, Chairperson of ADP Villes en Développement.


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20
Sept.
2016

The water crisis: a major challenge for China in the 21st century

Debate with Dr Kaijun WangProfessor at the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tsinghua UniversityPaul KrissGlobal Leader for City Infrastructure and Services at the World Bank and former coordinator of the Urban and Water Sector of the World Bank in China and Mongolia,  and Caroline Jeanmaire, Science Po and Beijing University graduate specialising in international relations and sustainable development. 


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21
June
2016

How to involve informal settlement communities in the development of essential services access?

Debate with Laure CriquiIDDRI Urban development research fellow and Projection network Chairperson, and Philippe de RouxONG Eau&Vie (Water & Life NGO) Co-Founder.


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Partnerships

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06
Sept.
2016

(Re)sources at the next Convergences World Forum

Conference on Tuesday September 6 for the conference organised by (Re)sources "Acess to water and energy in developing countries"


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16
Apr.
2013

Introducing Gérard Payen's book

A l'initiative de (Re)sources et du Cercle français de l'Eau (CFE), le nouveau livre de Gérard Payen, « De l'eau pour tous ! », a été présenté en avant première le 16 avril 2013, au Collège des Bernardins, en présence de Messieurs Alain Boinet, Bertrand Gallet, Michel Rocard, Pierre-Frédéric Ténière-Buchot, Pierre Victoria, membres de (Re)sources et d'une centaine d'acteurs de l'eau et du développement.


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19
Mar.
2012

Urbanization in developing countries: What implications for poverty and the environment ?

Le Forum Mondial Convergences, dont (Re)sources était un des partenaires lors de l'édition de septembre 2012, est le rendez-vous annuel majeur de la société civile dédié aux Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD) et aux partenariats innovants pour la réduction de la pauvreté.


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14
Mar.
2012

What if water took over the city? Land tenure security as a means towards water access in informal settlements

The fast-paced sprawl of developing cities has not been supported by sufficient levels of infrastructure and basic facilities to keep up with population growth and ensure decent living conditions for those living in informal settlements, where the share of unregulated housing market heightens inequalities in accessing essential services (water, sanitation, electricity). In order for urbanization to become an engine of human development, access to urban infrastructure and to services such as water and sanitation is a fundamental element of cities’ organization. Thanks to its expert panel, (Re)sources has been advocating for solutions to facilitate the integration of poor communities into the global economy, to partly regularize informal settlements and to implement efficient and equitable tariffs and subsidies schemes.


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Planning

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07
Mar.
2017

Digital Transition and acess to basic services in developing countries

Debate with Nicolas Decordes, Vice President of anticipation marketing for Orange Group, debates with Gwenael Prié, Telecom and Digital Project Manager with the Transportation, Telecoms and Sustainable Energy at the French development agency (AfD) and David Menascé, Consultant, specialized on strategies of access to the "Bottom of the Pyramid" market.


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27
Aug.
2017

Stockholm World water week

The World Water Week will be held in Stockholm from 27th August to 1st September 2017 with the following theme "Water and Waste : Reduce and Reuse".


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22
Oct.
2017

International IWA conference on sustainable solutions for small water and wastewater treatment systems

Small2017 co-organized by IMT Atlantique, GEPEA , IWA and ASTEE will be held in Nantes (city congress center). S2small2017 will address the latest advances in the field of water and wastewater management for small systems and decentralized approaches.


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18
Mar.
2018

8th World Water Forum

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council. 


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