(re)sources seminars

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.

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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08
Mar.
2010

Water and health: this deadly water

(Re)sources’ seminar, organized in 2010 in Annecy and in partnership with the Mérieux Foundation deals with a very unknown and misjudged subject which are the close ties between water and health.​

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19
Mar.
2009

How to reconcile food safety with access to water and sanitation ?

The Think Tank (Re)sources organized one of the 100 side events that were held during the 5th international Water Forum.  The members and all the personalities invited tried to answer the question : how to reconcile food safety with access to water and sanitation?

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10
Sept.
2008

Global Changes: New challenges ahed for access to water and sanitation

(Re)sources organised in 2008 a seminar in partnership with Unesco, about the new challenges for access to water and sanitation.

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29
Nov.
2007

Water for all : Those forgotten by the Millenium development goals

Those forgotten by the Millennium : The third (Re)sources seminar went at Niamey from November 29th to December 1st 2007 on the topic of “those forgotten by the Millennium development goals

 

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19
Mar.
2006

Beyond divergence, solutions exist

During this 4th World Water Forum in Mexico, one single question is buzzing: are we finally going to move forward to address injustice made to all of those who lack access to water and to sanitation?

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30
Sept.
2005

The right to water as a concept

For two days, lawyers, international and local institutional actors, politicians, service operators and NGOs gathered to debate the issues of access to water and sanitation in emerging countries, in the context of United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals. These debates helped clarify concepts and define possible levers for action to promote wider access to water and sanitation.

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18
Nov.
2004

The right to water and energy : from ambitions to actions

With over 200 participants, (Re)sources first symposium was organized in Libreville, Gabon, from 18th to 19th November 2004. The main objective was to provide different perspectives and viewpoints to better approach the global energy and water challenges, and to demonstrate that in the face of such pressing issues, words can find their limits and action its virtues.

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