A space-time framework for integrated studies. 3rd Edition.

Eau et Société · une approche spatio-temporelle pour des études interdisciplinaires intégrées.

July 2 to July 8th, 2017

Prè du Lac (St Jorioz-74), France


Motivations

In the context of climate change, the European Union and its southern partners are particularly concerned with water resources issues, including droughts, dry-spells, water quality, excess of runoff and extended floods.

To address these issues, an end-to-end approach is necessary to understand the physical processes and the elements of social organization and adaptation.

The Water & Society Summer school aims at proposing a new integrated approach based on the "scaling" issue.

Questions

Three main questions motivate the education program :

  • With regard to water challenges, what are the interactions and links between the spatial and temporal dynamics of the climate and the dynamics of the society ?
  • What observation strategies are required to improve our understanding of the interactions between the social and the geophysical components ?
  • Which actions are necessary to truly conduct integrated studies dealing with "Water & Society" ?

Objectives

The main objective of the summer school is to share a common basic knowledge and vocabulary to address integrated studies involving meteorology, climate, hydrology and social sciences. This common ground will allow us to build new ways to address these interdisciplinary issues.

The Water & Society Summer school will bring early career scientist, PhD students, practitioners, from both social and physical sciences. Together, we will address these questions and acquire interdisciplinary skills.

School director

David Demeritt (School director), Department of Geography, King's College London, UK

Head of Organisation

Isabelle Ruin (Organizer), UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS, Grenoble, France

Scientific Committee

Name Institute Location
Sandrine Anquetin UMR 5001, IGE - CNRS Grenoble, France
Marco Borga Padova University Italy
Sonia Chardonnel UMR 5196 Pacte – CNRS Grenoble, France
Jean-Dominique Creutin UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS Grenoble, France
David Demeritt (Director) Department of Geography, King's College London London, UK
Arona Diedhiou UMR 5001 IGE – IRD Grenoble, France
Jonathan Gourley National Severe Storm Laboratory NOAA, Norman, OK, USA
Eve Gruntfest University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado Springs (CO), USA
Nicklas Guldaker Department of Human Geography Lund University, Sweden
Benoit Lafont Groupe de Recherche sur les Enjeux de la Communication University Grenoble Alpes, France
Céline Lutoff UMR 5196 Pacte – University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France
Yvan Renou UMR 7317 LEST – University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France
Isabelle Ruin (Organizer) UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS Grenoble, France
Bruno Wilhelm UMR 5001 IGE – University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France

Organisation Committee

Name Institute Location
Sandrine Anquetin UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS Grenoble, France
Jean-Dominique Creutin UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS Grenoble, France
Céline Lutoff UMR 5196 Pacte – University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France
Isabelle Ruin (Organizer) UMR 5001 IGE – CNRS Grenoble, France
Sunday the 11th of may

Sunday the 2nd ● Ice breaking

Afternoon

19h00 - 20h00 Welcome
Monday the 12th of may

Monday the 3rd ● Introduction

Morning session

9h00 - 9h30 Opening talk
David DEMERITT, King’s College, London (UK), Isabelle RUIN CNRS-Institut des Geosciences de l’Environnement (IGE) (France)
9h30 - 10h30 My research interest/PhD in 180 seconds
Participants presentations
Focus on the understanding of the concept of scales through the participants own research interests
10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break
11h00 - 12h30 Keynote lecture
David DEMERITT, Geography, Professor King’s College London, UK

Afternoon session

14h00 - 15h00 The concept of Scales across disciplines
Discussions in subgroups from the reading of 2 papers
15h00 - 15h30 Coffee break
15h30 - 16h30 Playing the interdisciplinary game: How to make a project of it?
Isabelle RUIN, Geography, Researcher CNRS-IGE, Grenoble, France
16h30 - 19h00 Definition of the problem
Interdisciplinary group projects
Tuesday the 13th of may

Tuesday the 4th ● Theory and concepts

Morning session

9h00 - 10h30 The space in 3 dimensions of social phenomena
Michel GROSSETTI (to be confirmed), Sociology, Director of research CNRS LISST/EHESS, Toulouse, France
10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break
11h00 - 12h30 Scales in the water cycle
Remko UIJLENHOET, Hydrology, Professor Wageningen University, Netherlands.

Afternoon session

14h00 - 16h30 Key physical and social processes associated with the problem
Interdisciplinary group projects
16h30 - 17h00 Coffee break
17h00 - 18h30 Debriefing group projects

Evening Workshop

21h00 Mentoring sessions (informel)
Wednesday the 14th of may

Wednesday the 5th ● Case studies

Morning session

9h00 - 10h00 Water and Climate related energies: scale issues
Marco BORGA, Hydrology, Professor Padova University, Italy
10h00 - 10h30 Coffee break
10h30 - 11h30 Flood risks through scales: insights from MobiCLIMeX project
Céline LUTOFF, Geography, Assistant professor University Grenoble Alpes, France
11h30 - 12h30 Resilience of social-pastoral systems in West Africa: scale issues

Free afternoon

Thursday the 15th of may

Thursday the 6th ● Space – time framework

Morning session

9h00 - 10h30 Defining dynamics of social and physical processes
Tutorials: Participants split in two disciplinary groups
10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break
11h00 - 12h30 Defining dynamics of social and physical processes
Tutorials: Participants split in two disciplinary groups

Afternoon session

14h00 - 16h30 Characterization of the space and time dynamics of the processes
Interdisciplinary group projects
16h30 - 17h00 Coffee break
17h00 - 18h30 Debriefing group projects

Evening Workshop

21h00 Mentoring sessions with the group projects
Friday the 16th of may

Friday the 7th ● Integration

Morning session

9h00 - 10h30 Graph representation and finalization of the projects
Interdisciplinary group projects
10h30 - 11h00 Coffee break
11h00 - 12h30 Graph representation and finalization of the projects
Interdisciplinary group projects

Afternoon session

14h00 - 18h00 Final presentation of the group projects
Interdisciplinary group projects
Saturday the 17th of may

Saturday the 8th ● Final

Morning session

9h00 - 12h00 Integrative research: Feedbacks from the Water and Society summer school
David DEMERITT, all the participants and organizers

Get the programme »

The summer school will take place at the Ternélia Le Pré du Lac Hotel at Saint Jorioz near Annecy. France

Ternélia Le Pré du Lac
209 impasse des Champs Fleuris
74410 Saint-Jorioz - FRANCE

Access

By plane

The airports of Geneva or Lyon Saint-Exupery offer domestic connections as well as connections with european cities. They are both at less than 1h30 from Annecy.

By train

Several daily and direct train TGV connections exist between "Paris Gare de Lyon" and "Annecy" train stations. Tickets can be purchased online through the SNCF website or Capitaine Train. From the Annecy train station, several regular buses run during the summer, stop at the "chez Daviet Dos d'Ane" stop (200m from the site).

By car

Your stay

Meals and housing

Meals are taken at the school dining room. Drinks are not included. Coffee, tea (free!) and liqueurs are available at the cafeteria.

Breakfast: 8:00 am to 8:45 am ; Lunch: 12:30 am ; Dinner: 7:30 pm

Facilities

  • a video projector
  • a photocopying machine
  • a fax
  • an Internet link, currently 2 Mb/s
  • hubs to connect laptops to the local network
  • a wireless network.