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Institutional introduction

par Administrateur, Julien Le Roux - publié le , mis à jour le

The Water, Environment and Urban Systems Laboratory (Leesu) is a shared lab of École des Ponts ParisTech, Université Paris-Est Créteil and AgroParisTech (UMR MA 102).

The research object of Leesu is urban water, through various approaches :

  • Hydrological and physical studies (water runoff, transfer through urban systems, lake studies),
  • Biogeochemical studies about emissions, fate and impacts of chemical and microbiological contaminants in the city/device/receiving environment continuum,
  • Studies about politics, water uses, practices and their evolutions.

The Leesu develops a multi- and interdisciplinary research, an applied and involved research. This is vital to conduct relevant research in environmental sciences. Our research is in line with major societal issues such as the development of a sustainable city that is resilient to change, the optimization of water resources, the protection of groundwater and aquatic ecosystems... Leesu anchors its activities in close and long-term partnerships with local authorities in the Paris region and water stakeholders.

Director : Régis Moilleron

Deputy Director : Marie-Christine Gromaire

The Leesu includes 70 people as of June 30, 2018 :

  • 12 researchers (including 2 contract personnels et 1 emeritus),
  • 15 teachers-researchers (including 2 emeritus professors),
  • 13 BIATTS (administration and technical staff, including 2 contract personnels),
  • 4 post-doctoral fellows,
  • 4 associate researchers,
  • 1 invited researcher, as well as
  • 21 PhD students.

The lab has 12 HDR ("Habilités à Diriger des recherches", researchers authorized to supervise PhD theses) (excluding emeritus professors and associates).