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WWW-YES-2013 scientific programme

by Daniel Thevenot - published on

Scientific programme of the 2013 edition of the WWW-YES workshop

The WWW-YES-2013 workshop has taken place from Monday 3 to Friday 7 June, from 8:30 to 18:00, at Communauté d’Aglomération du Val de Bièvre CAVB (see venue). Except for Monday 3 June, all scientific sessions and lunches have taken place, in an informal way, within the meeting hall (Salle du Conseil) of this local institution. On Monday 3 June, all activities were held at Arcueil city hall (Hotel de Ville d’Arcueil) within the main meeting hall (Salle du Conseil). See detailed map and location addresses on the venue article).

See the detailed programme at the end of this article. Since 2 participants have not obtained their visa for France and another had a car accident, some late programme changes were necessary.

WWW-YES workshop proceedings (draft PDF version): cover & text (6.2 Mb): a printed version was distributed to all participants at workshop opening.

All authorised papers have been published with the Open Source WWW-YES-2013 proceedings specific collection on HAL, together with their presentation file (when authorised by authors): 12 participants accepted such publication of their paper. Furthermore links towards these papers and presentation files are included in the programme below.



See pictures on the photo gallery of the 13th edition.






Official opening of the workshop (Monday 3 June at Arcueil city hall)

Within a short morning session opened to hosting institutions at Arcueil city hall, the CAVB, the Arcueil municipality and the Conseil General du Val de Marne (CG94) have opened officially the 13th edition of the WWW-YES workshop and participants did briefly introduce themselves, their academic institution and their ongoing research activity.






Oral presentations (3 - 6 June)

Each participant had prepared and uploaded prior to 4 April a 6-10 page manuscript following the suggested format.

Each participant had prepared a 10 min scientific presentation, in English, on his / her research project and is ready for 30 min detailed scientific discussion during the workshop, also exclusively in English, chaired by the workshop participant in charge of reviewing his / her manuscript.

The oral presentation (ca. 10 slides) and the extended following discussion did especially focus on:

  • The scientific context of the research subject,
  • The research questions that are expected to be answered during the PhD preparation, together with their environmental justification,
  • The field and/or lab and/or model methodologies that are currently or will be used, together with their justification for addressing the questions presented before,
  • One or two major results obtained so far,
  • The planned research activity till the end of the PhD (or after its termination, in the case of a PhD which is already finished),
  • The significance and limitations of these methodologies for developing countries.

Workshop participants have been reminded of the large diversity of background knowledge within their colleagues, i.e. from natural to human sciences: thus these oral presentations were expected to be extremely clear and well illustrated, allowing non-specialists of the research field to understand the raised environmental questions and the applied methods.

Each participant had received a manuscript to review, using a referee report form issued from International Water Association (IWA): this review was filled and sent back prior to 5 May to Daniel Thevenot, who then sent these reports to the author of the manuscript. Thus WWW-YES participants are ready, after their oral presentation, to answer to comments and questions raised by his/her referee.

As for previous editions since 2006, all participants have been offered to publish their paper in an Open Source specific WWW-YES-2013 collection on HAL.

A printed version of the proceedings draft version was given to each participant upon arrival on Monday morning.






Field visit (Tuesday 4 June afternoon)

A half-day technical visit on urban water issues was organised at several sites of Bièvre valley, upstream to Arcueil. Hervé Cardinal at the SIAVB (Verrieres-le-Buisson) was expected to explain the river management upstream the highly urbanised part of the river where it becomes a domestic underground sewer. Unfortunately, he was unable to take part to this visit. A visit of one of the hydraulic regulation lakes (Damoiseaux basin) was conducted by Daniel Thevenot.

Then, participants discovered parts of the Bièvre River where it has been re-opened (in the middle of a newly designed park Parc des Pres) or will be re-opened (Cachan). Christian Metaire, vice-president of CAVB, did present and discuss this project with workshop participants.

This field visit was accompanied by Daniel Thevenot to ensure the transfer of knowledge and the discussion with the representatives of the local water authority.






Public meeting (Tuesday 4 June evening)

Thanks for the festival de l’Oh! and the Val-de-Marne county, the Jean Vilar picture theatre was opened to the public and to the WWW-YES participants for the evening of Tuesday 4 June. This hall is conveniently situated at ca. 800 m from the workshop site at 1 Rue Paul Signac, 94110 Arcueil.

After a documentary film projection, "Su" produced by Clément JULIARD (2009) about the 5th World Water Forum (5-WWF) in Istanbul, all WWW-YES participants did present and discuss with an non-specialised public a summary of the results of drinking water surveys conducted since 2009 (6 workshop editions) on 103 cities selected from all continents. Oral presentations and discussions took place in English, but a translation to/from French was provided.






Scientific programme (3 - 7 June)

Monday 3 June at Arcueil city hall

Official opening of the workshop

Time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation
8:30 THEVENOT Daniel University Paris-Est WWW-YES-2013 participants welcome
9:00 METAIRIE Christian Val-de-Bievre vice president Official opening of the 13th WWW-YES workshop
9:00 GUILLAUME Didier Vice-president of the Val-de-Marne county Official opening of the 13th WWW-YES workshop (unfortunately absent)
9:00 MEIER Olivier Director of the Val-de-Marne county ’Festival de l’Oh!’ Official opening of the 13th WWW-YES workshop
9:30 Short presentation of each WWW-YES participant
10:30 Break

Session 1. Water management

Conf. time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation and paper Paper chairperson and reviewer
1 11:00 DE BERCEGOL Remi Universite Paris-Est Decentralised Water Management in small towns of India (paper) SOARES DELORME Caroline
2 11:40 CABESTANY RUIZ Gabriela Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales FLACSO Mexico Social Conflicts and Collective Action related to urban water issues in Mexico City and its Metropolitan area MAILLER Romain
3 12:20 RUBINATO Matteo The University of Sheffield Interaction of above/below urban grounds: an experimental facility developed to analyse computer modelling results (paper & presentation) (presentation) JALLIFIER VERNE Isabelle

Collaborative research project

Time Activity
13:00 Buffet lunch and group set-up
14:00 Presentation of research cooperation project topics by SEIDL Martin
14:30 Selection of research cooperation project topic by each group
15:00 Research cooperation project building-up methodology: an introduction by THEVENOT Daniel
15:30 Break
16:00 Rehearsal of presentation and discussion of drinking water survey summary by ‘summary team members
18:00 End of session



Tuesday 4 June at CAVB

Session 2. Water resource

Conf. time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation and paper Paper chairperson and reviewer
4 8:30 PORSE Erik University of California, Davis Integrated Decision Modelling for Groundwater Management in the Valle de México (paper & presentation) (presentation) ROA-GARCIA Clara
5 9:10 ROA-GARCIA Claria University of British Columbia The role of two soil types (Andisols and Inceptisols) in water retention for water supply PORSE Erik
6 9:50 JALLIFIER-VERNE Isabelle Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal Hydrodynamic modelling and the dispersion of fecal contaminants in current and future climates (paper) MALEKMOHAMMADI Bahram
10:30 Break
7 11:00 MALEKMOHAMMADI Bahram University of Tehran Emergency Response Planning for Providing Drinking Water in Urban Areas after Natural Disasters using Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods (paper & presentation) (presentation) RUBINATO Matteo
11:40 Buffet lunch

Field visit and public meeting

Time Title of activity
12:40 Bus transportation Technical visit of the Bievre river/sewer equipments: SIAVB (upstream Bievre management agency), Parc des Pres (Fresnes) and Cachan (downstream Bievre re-opening
18:00 Break and walk to the Jean Vilar picture theater (Arcueil): presentation equipment set-up
19:00 Light snack
19:30 Public presentation of of short documentary film "Su" produced in 2009 by Clément JULLIARD about the 5th World Water Forum (5-WWF) in Istanbul
20:00 THEVENOT Daniel discussion moderator Public presentation of the WWW-YES international survey on drinking water management: presentation and discussion with Val de Bievre citizen (translation to/from English available)
21:30 End of meeting



Wednesday 5 June at CAVB

Session 3. Water quality)

Conf. time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation and paper Paper chairperson and reviewer
9 8:30 DELAFONT Vincent Poitiers University Mycobacteria survival and dispersion in aquatic environment through Free Living Amoebae NOURI Hamideh
10 9:10 PREVOST Benoit Universite Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC) Viral dynamic in the rivers of Île-de-France region: analysis elements of climatic impact RAHATE Manish
11 9:50 SOARES-DELORME Caroline Universite Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC) Characterization of organic matter in aquatic systems under strong urban pressure: Sources, physico-chemical properties and interactions with organic pollutants (paper) CABESTANY RUIZ Gabriela
10:30 Break

Session 4. Waste water treatment)

Conf. time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation and paper Paper chairperson and reviewer
12 11:00 NASRI Behzad Ecole des Ponts-ParisTech Design and realisation of a pilot site for monitoring Infiltrated soil water under a real on-site treatment system; evaluation of soil functions (paper & presentation) (presentation) DE BERCEGOL Remi
13 11:40 RAHATE Manish RTM Nagpur University Low Cost Efficient Treatment for Contaminated Water (paper) NASRI Behzad
14 12:20 MAILLER Romain Universite Paris-Est Creteil (UPEC) Removal of priority and emerging substances by biological and tertiary treatments (paper & presentation) (presentation) ROUX Laetitia - VYAS Monika

Collaborative research project

Time Title of activity
13:00 Buffet lunch
13:40 Research cooperation project: preparation
18:00 End of session



Thursday 6 June at CAVB

Session 5. Waste water management

Conf. time FAMILY NAME First Name University Title of presentation and paper Paper chairperson and reviewer
16 8:30 HIRICH Abdelaziz Agronomic and Veterinary Medicine Hassan II Institute Wastewater reuse in the mediterranean region: Case of Morocco (paper & presentation) (presentation) DELAFONT Vincent
17 9:10 NOURI Hamideh University of South Australia An assessment of the drainage quality and quantity associated with recycled wastewater irrigation in an urban park (paper & presentation) (presentation) HIRICH Abdelaziz
18 9:50 ROUX Laetitia Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Modelling of a constructed wetland for pesticide mitigation (paper) PREVOST Benoit - SADAT HELBAR Seyed Morteza
10:30 Break

Collaborative research project

Time Title of activity
11:00 Research cooperation project preparation
12:30 Buffet lunch
13:10 Research cooperation project: summary preparation (EoF)
15:20 Research cooperation project: presentation preparation (PPT)
18:00 End of session



Friday 7 June at CAVB

Collaborative research project

Time Title of activity
8:30 Presentation equipment set-up
9:00 Research cooperation project presentation & discussion by each group
11:30 Research cooperation project: classification (ballot)
12:00 Celebration of the winner group around a glass
12:30 Farewell lunch & workshop evaluation by participants
14:30 End of workshop






WWW-YES-2013 Draft proceedings