Publications

Cover Au fil de L'autreAu fil de l'autre, un voyage pour se connaître (FR)
La Guilde des créateurs de Mondes Ed., 2012, France, 80pp.

This book is the story of our journey around the world. A journey as a couple. A journey with a project: water. We wanted to share the most tremendous moments of this trip with you: the cataclysmic meeting with two hitchhikers in Jordan, being robbed in Rio or Aldo's hospitality in Botswana. We wanted you to be able to read the description of these moments but also to admire the smiles of our interlocutors or the beauty of the landscapes through pictures and watercolours. That’s why each double page can be wandered around, discovered or skimmed through as it goes along the road. A book which is coming from our guts and which invites us all to marvel at ourselves, at others and at our surroundings.

 

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Article T.IGestion des bassins versants transfrontaliers (FR)
Techniques de l'Ingénieur (T.I Ed.), Reference P4232, September 2012, Paris (France).

Nowadays, it is widely recognized that the appropriate scale for water resources management is the river basin. When this river basin is transboundary, its management can become complex. This complexity entails revising our methods to manage water resources, in order to implement a multidimensional, participative, transparent, adaptive and flexible management. This new management approach can only be implemented through the integration of a project perspective. To order the publication click here.

 

 

Book coverNew perspectives for the management of water projects: models and applications from 8 transboundary projects (EN)
La Guilde des créateurs de Mondes Ed., 2012, France, 200pp.

The increasing complexity in the water environment and in water projects strongly questions the effectiveness of traditional water management methods. This book suggests a new approach for the management of water projects that integrates the principles of sustainability, multidimensionality, measurability, comprehensiveness and unpredictability. These principles are presented in two different parts: firstly, through a scientific approach suggesting a new methodology for the management of water projects and secondly, through pragmatic examples of challenges and key success factors experienced in eight transboundary water projects. Both parts are illustrated by numerous examples drawn from an analysis of eight major water projects in seven transboundary basins: Danube, Tigris and Euphrates, Jordan, Mekong, Guarani Aquifer, Okavango and Nile. This book aims at providing water managers and decision-makers with pragmatic approaches for tackling the complexity of water projects. This publication is a contribution to UNESCO’s PCCP (‘From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential’) programme, and enjoys the support of this programme.

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Presentation conferenceLa gestion des projets de coopération dans les bassins transfrontaliers: vers un nouveau paradigme (FR)
Géoéconomie N°60:Les défis de la gouvernance de l'eau, Choiseul Ed., Spring 2012, Paris (France).

This article focuses on the management of water resources from the project perspective. It draws on the conclusion that, despite the fundamental nature of projects for transboundary cooperation, the evaluation of their performance and sustainability remains a challenge. This difficulty can be attributed to a double complexity linked to the water environment on one side and the nature of projects on the other. The article emphasizes on the need to adopt a new management mode for natural resources and inherent projects based on five principles: sustainability, multidimensionality, measurability, comprehensiveness and unpredictability. To order the publication click here.

 

 

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Complex Projects Modelling as a tool to Establish a Cooperation Framework within Transboundary Aquifers (EN)

This article considers the creation of cooperation through the development and implementation of projects (taken in their broad sense). It explains how, by modelling the development of cooperation projects, it is possible to anticipate the risks and uncertainties which can give rise to conflicts and get over them in order to ensure the success of both project and cooperation. A study of transboundary cooperation water projects in ten different basins is reported here, with a focus on the “Guarani Aquifer System Project” (SAG) between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay that ended in 2009.  Read the article

 

 

Situation hydropolitique de 10 bassins versants transfrontaliers (FR)

Through “Entre Deux Eaux” field study (From Nov-08 to Jun-10) Emeline and Benjamin crossed ten river basins and met some 270 stakeholders involved in transboundary water projects. This publication draws a state of the art of the hydropolitical situation in 10 major transboundary river basins in the planet (Danube, Tigris and Euphrates, Jordan river, Cauvery, Ganges, Mekong, Guarani Aquifer, Okavango, Nile, Senegal river).  Read the publication