Management of water resources and water services are currently under public discussion worldwide. A multidisciplinary series of seminars focusing on long-term development of water services and communities will be held in Tampere starting May 2011. The seminars aim at creating and promoting discussion and presenting the views of researchers of various fields to decision-makers.
The seminar series is headed by Adjunct Professor Petri S. Juuti from the University of Tampere, School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The seminars will be co-hosted by the International Environmental History Group (IEHG) at the University of Tampere, the Capacity Development in Water and Environmental Services (CADWES) team at Tampere University of Technology, and the joint International Centre for Environmental Services Governance Research (ICES) formed by the IEHG and CADWES teams. Some of the presentations will be held in English by invited international experts.
Argumenta funding is intended to stimulate dialogue between researchers in different fields of science on significant current subjects of research. From time to time the Finnish Cultural Foundation requests proposals from university departments or scientific organizations for initiating Argumenta projects. Our Water and Society (In Finnish: Vesi ja yhdyskuntien kehitys) Argumenta series is funded for 2011-2012.
The 1st seminar will be held on Tuesday, 24th of May, 2011.
Place: University of Tampere, Pinni B1097
Time: Tuesday 24.5.2011, 9.30-17.00
There will be two lectures in English by professors Tempelhoff and Odira. Otherwise seminar will be conducted in Finnish.
Welcome! Seminar is free to all.
Plunge into Water [Loikkaus veteen] 24.5.2011
Significance of Water [Veden merkitys] 19.8.2011
Challenges of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation [Vesihuollon haasteet kaupungeissa] 16.12.2011
Water Competence and Governance [Vesiosaaminen ja –hallinta] 17.2.2012
Cheap price or good service? [Halpa vesi vai hyvä palvelu?] 11.5.2012
Water Myths and Facts [Vesimyytit ja faktat] 21.9.2012
Water and Society -Argumenta group. From left: Petri Juuti, Riikka Rajala & Tapio Katko.