Biodiversity management within the framework of transformation and maintenance of waterway infrastructures, in a context of ecological crisis
This project aims at focusing biodiversity management within the framework of transformation and maintenance of waterway infrastructures, in a context of ecological crisis. On one side, it is about analysing economic development stakes via waterway infrastructures planning and on the other side, local stakes of land use planning (regional map of ecology, transnational management of biodiversity), biodiversity controversies (renaturation, restauration, invasive species, etc.), social and economic uses of biodiversity, etc. The goal is to study difficulties and conciliations to management biodiversity on channels thanks to the analysis of level of powers (European union, national, local, etc.), actors, and uses of channels on a local context (patrimonial, business, touristic stakes) and on a regional and transcountry context. This project can analyse representations, motivations of private and public actors (transport operators, companies, factories, fishing federation, consultant’s cabinet, etc., local communities, Water agency, etc.) and political and ecological controversies about Canal Seine-Nord project. To this analyse, we will also propose a prospective analysis of political and ethical (environmental ethics) conditions and of political, ecological and social constraints linked to the territorial actors, which seems necessary for a dynamic biodiversity management. Our ambition is to propose keys of understanding for a biodiversity management of waterway infrastructures in a context of biodiversity crisis.