Did you miss our webinar on the "Crossing of the planetary limit for freshwater: what's at stake?" Watch the replay of the discussion between Jean-Raynald de Dreuzy and Sara Fernandez, hosted by Olivier Barreteau.
13 December 2023

Among the nine planetary boundaries identified by the Stockholm Resilience Centre in 2009, six have been transgressed to this date: climate change, biodiversity erosion, disruption of the biogeochemical cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, introduction of novel entities in the biosphere, land system change and, recently, global use of freshwater.

On 22 November 2023, Jean-Raynald de Dreuzy and Sara Fernandez discussed the issues surrounding this planetary limit.Why was it transgressed? What are the consequences? Is it possible to turn back the clock? Watch the replay of their discussion, followed by a question and answer session.

Profile of speakers:

Jean-Raynald de Dreuzy is a CNRS Research Director assigned to the CNRS-Université de Rennes Géosciences Rennes joint research unit, and vice-president of research at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes. His research focuses on the water and elements cycle, from the water catchment scale to the regional scale. He is notably working on the interactions between surface and subsurface transfers, aquifer contamination and changes in resources as a result of climate change. He co-facilitates OneWater Challenge 2 on water footprint and Targeted Project 4 (PC).

Sara Fernandez is Chief engineer Ponts, Eaux, Forêts (ICPEF), holder of an accreditation to direct research in geography (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), researcher at INRAE, director of the Mixed Research Unit INRAE-ENGEES "regional management of water and the environment" (UMR GESTE, MA8101). Her research focuses on the links between environments, knowledge and power in the field of water, with particular attention paid to commensuration processes and their territorial and temporal dimensions. She is notably working on public action instruments, equipment and facilities dedicated to managing water shortages, managing industrial pollution and restoring aquatic environments.

Crossing the planetary boundary for freshwater: what's at stake?

Retrouvez l'échange entre Jean-Raynald de Dreuzy et Sara Fernandez sur le dépassement des limites planétaires en eau douce

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