21/06/2019
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PhD (H/F) - What is becoming of water as a common good of humanity? Process of adaptation to changes

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Architecture
    Geography
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    12/07/2019 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › MARNE LA VALLEE
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2019

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The student will be integrated into the LATTS and will participate in the life of the laboratory, research seminars and various actions concerning more specifically
doctoral students (seminars, mini-sponsorships). Registered at the doctoral school Urban, Mobility and Territories (ED 528), University Paris Est, Marne-la-Vallée, the student must follow the trainings requested by ED.
He will share his full time between the LATTS and the company Eau de Paris, financer of the thesis, where he will participate in the company's life. The allocation of time will evolve according to the needs of work and will be adjusted by agreement between the supervisors and the PhD student. Some travel on French territory and abroad may be considered during the doctorate as part of research.
A thesis monitoring committee, composed of all stakeholders will be established and will meet three to four times a year to monitor the progress of work.
The student will participate in discussions and animation of the group of multi-stakeholder co-driven by CNRS, PFE and AFD to make emerge levers for accelerating the implementation of SDGs.

Since 2010, water has been declared a common good of humanity by the United Nations. Considered as a resource, an environment and a vital element for climate regulation, ecosystem functioning and human development, water has always been a major challenge for human societies and their environment. This implies resource management, which is more sustainable and efficient, both globally and locally, both in terms of quality and the protection of ecosystems. Since 2015, the United Nations 2030 Agenda aims for universal and equitable access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation through its objective 6 dedicated to it. In interaction with other objectives, water is at the heart of the territories.
Water uses mainly concern the agricultural, industrial, leisure, domestic and energy sectors and mobilize a diversity of actors. Then, Water, as a medium of values and
multiple individual and collective representations, need to be place at the heart of sustainable development issues. It is therefore, in a context of global change, to question the processes of appropriation of this common good in the territories and to see how these global issues are translated at the local level. They are part of a dynamic of change imposed by the urgency to change practices and behaviors, modes of management and water resources uses to adapt to climate change and to accelerate of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Based on the concept of 'common' inherited from Garrett Hardin's Tragedy of the Commons (1968), analyzing its ambivalence by Elinore Ostrom 1 (1990) and more recently Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval 2 (2014) for example, and a rich literature associated, it will be to question the future of water as a common good in view of the evolution of societies interacting with territorial dynamics.

This PhD will aim to feed the reflections led by Eau de Paris while contributing to the
work undertaken, with the French Water Partnership, the acceleration for the implementation of the sustainable development goals and in particular the conference organized around this theme on June 26, 2019 in Paris. It is fully in line with the process of reflection conducted in France and internationally to respond to the UN issues of the 2030 Agenda.

The student will have to realize a state of the art on the notion of common good, and the stakes that this notion carries with regard to the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations, which highlight problems related to water on urban territories in a context of global change.

As part of its work, the student will be based on stories from the territories and various stakeholders, deepening and expanding in France and abroad.
The objective will be to build on these stories to query the analysis of modes of production and water consumption for human consumption in different social, economic and
environmental. One of the research projects will aim to analyze more specifically to adapt to change processes, changing practices and behaviors, interactions and their
impacts on urban territories and stakeholders.

The objective of this thesis will examine the process of appropriation of water as a common good in the territories and see how global issues, expressed by the sustainable development goals, are reflected locally.

This research will bring out the brakes and levers of the transition to sustainable development by querying the knowledge, values and practices of different actors around projects in the field of water. It will contribute to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of users.

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Additional comments

Company : Eau de Paris, under the supervision of Eric Pliegerdoerfer
http://www.eaudeparis.fr/ and with partnership with the French Water Partnership Doctoral schools of Urban, Mobility, Territories (ED 528), Université Paris Est, Marne-la-Vallée

Duration : 3 years CDD at Eau de Paris - Cifre

Skills required :
- hold a master 2 for less than 3 years and have a profile in priority, anthropology,
geography, sociology.
- Have a good general education and knowledge on transition and changing behaviors in the field of environmental and sustainable development issues and more specifically in the field of water, biodiversity and the energy transition.
- show disciplinary openness and ability of questioning
- have the ability to adapt between academia and the corporate
- have a capacity for autonomy and organization and an ability to report
- be force of proposals, creation and ingenuitye.

Documents to be provided :
Letter of motivation (incorporating a few lines on how to envisage the subject), detailed CV, letters (2) of recommendation (if possible), memory of M2 (or project if in progress).

Closing date for the receipt of applications July 1st 2019

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Geography
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Architecture
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Sociology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Geography: Master Degree or equivalent
    Architecture: Master Degree or equivalent
    Sociology: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés
France
MARNE LA VALLEE

EURAXESS offer ID: 420029
Posting organisation offer ID: 10245

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