Franco-American University cooperation over water resources
François Rabelais University of Tours (Central Region, FR) and Florida Atlantic University (Fort Lauderdale, USA) have designed a workshop of Franco-American students focused on a common project called AGIRE (Analysis of Institutional Management of Water Resources).
The objective of the workshop is to compare the institutional management of water resources between the two urban communities.
The main instigators of the project are Mathilde Gralepois (lecturer and project manager for Sustainable Development, School of Engineering PolytechTours) and Professor David C. Prosperi (FAU professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning).
Professor Anthony Abbate, Vice-President of the Broward Campus, has meanwhile officially welcomed the visit and investment from the Consulate General of France in Miami and, in particular, that of Gaël de Maisonneuve, Consul General of France, who accompanied Valerie Drake, Attaché for Cooperation and Cultural Action, at the occasion of meeting the students and teachers involved in the project on Thursday, February 21st, at FAU.
As a first step, the team from Tours visited Fort Lauderdale for a one week academic visit (February 15-13, 2013).
The group studied water resources in the Everglades, spoke with local, regional and county regulatory agencies as well as with managers of a public service organization.
A trip to France is scheduled from March 1-11, 2013 so that the U.S. team can, in the same, study water resources in Tours.
Article published on February 28, 2013.