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Effets géographiques et processus politiques dans la gestion de l’eau en France

Abstract : Through the study of the relationship between water, aquatic environments and society, the purpose is to understand the place given to the water in the territories, the construction of knowledge of physical processes, the implementation of principles of public policies and tools for a regionalised management. The analysis is done by associating geographic effects with political processes. The production of geographic objects, such as watershed, conditions the water management; it is constrained by the boundaries defined by the uses, networks, within the perimeters sanctioned by the regulation. Water management is designed considering the various arrangements between individuals to manage water, politics being defined as an interaction in a socially indeterminate space. Research questions the spatial coherence and social cohesion in the management of public services in a context where financial and technical resources diminish. The category of small urban rivers poses challenges and conditions for ecological restoration. Managers’ analysis shows a complex articulation between institutional and functional types of management, the existence of a regional management between integration and empowerment. Under a regulatory science where water managers establish water quality standards, the stake is to establish what are the requirements for maintaining a confidence in scientific expertise, putting scientific knowledge at the service of politics.
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Catherine Carré. Effets géographiques et processus politiques dans la gestion de l’eau en France. Géographie. Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2015. ⟨tel-01337462⟩



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