Symposium - World Water Day
Symposium 'Water Issues Relating to Environmental Landscape Sustainability’
Horticulture, Landscape & Environment Research Unit of Higher School of Agronomical Sciences of Chott Meriem, IRESA, Sousse University – Tunisia, in partnership with Waterwheel, are organising, on World Water Day, an international symposium on major water landscape issues.
These online meetings want to promote exchange between all those who are, for various reasons, concerned with water issues, land management and hydraulic infrastructure, for a better sharing of knowledge and governance. The meetings will connect live more than 50 scientists, professionals and artists from 5 continents, thanks to Waterwheel, an online platform dedicated to Water http://water-wheel.net
This event aims to foster Research, Profession and Arts relationships, an opening up and partnership between University and the Society in the field of water and land management.
'Water and landscape' are hot topics because they are becoming an important preoccupation of territorial policies and undoubtedly an essential element of policies of land management and environmental sustainability. However, beyond this very obvious generality, appear three instrumentalisations of water and its landscape construction:
• Water, spring of life for landscaped societies
• Water, component of sustainable management and living environment
• Water and tomorrow's challenges: how can we ensure transmission of our landscapes to future generations?
Modern societies believed in the benefits of universal values shareable by humanity. Those which are succeeding continue to think that freedom of expression, religion, human dignity, citizenship, brotherhood, equality and access to basic resources are shared values for humanity. In this context, the overall thematic 'Waters and landscaped questions' constitutes a basis for theorietical and operational reflection and a major preoccupation for the conservation of ecosystem resources with different territorial scales.
Riccardo Petrella (Be) and Ulay (Si) will introduce the symposium online.
Professor Jean-Paul Laborie (Fr) and Victoria Vesna (Co-Director of UCLA Nanosystems Centre, USA), will be amongst participants from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman Sultanate, Portugal, Saoudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom and USA. Here is the list:
Alsop Roger, Armstrong Keith, Attia Yasmin, Awali Rim, Bayrem Nebiha, BelHaj Farhat Karim, Belmer Maartje, Bittencourt Luis Alberto, Carboni Alessandro, Chatzichristodoulou aka Maria X, Cheklich Diane, Clothier Ian, de Jong Aafke, Eltanani Hedva, Fougeras Nathalie, Fuks Suzon, Gardner Mary, Habiba Zahra, Hammami Amin, Ihlein Lucas, Insinger Esteban, Keane Jondi, Kesler Fabian, Kuno Gil, Lataoui Malek, Lataoui Walid, Lebensohn Diana, Marrin West, Marshall-Amundsen Peggy Christina, Meghdich Feirouz, Mezoughi Sana, Milliss Ian, Moussa Mohamed, Nciri Radhouan, Nilsson Daniel, O'conell Pauline, Prasad Eklavaya, PROF, Rejeb Hichem, Rigon Silvia, Robson Julie, Sayari Nizar, Skipp Tom, Smith Vicki, and Souayah Naoufel.
The general organisation of this event crosses several lines of enquiries 'Arts, Science and Technology'. Therefore, the selected works will be presented online
on the platform Waterwheel: http://water-wheel.net/taps/dock/129
See video about the Tap: http://vimeo.com/35613349
Online symposium organisers: Hichem REJEB, Med Amin HAMMAMI and Suzon FUKS
Organisation Committee: MA Hammami,, H. Rejeb., Y. Attia, M, Lataoui, Suzon Fuks Producer and Coordinator for Waterwheel and James Cunningham.