Inaugurated on 4 June 2009 at the Institut de France, the ParisTech – SUEZ – Water for All Business Chair contributes to research and education designed to facilitate universal, sustainable access to water and sanitation.
In partnership with AgroParisTech-ENGREF and Mines-ParisTech, the Chair has set up an international Executive Master’s programme offered in English and French over 12 months. It strives to reinforce managers’ skills and expertise in urban water and sanitation services in developing countries.
In addition to the specialist Master’s programme, the Chair also supports dedicated research on:
Every year since 2007, SUEZ has supported and supervised the projects of ENGREF post-Master’s students (with 6-7 years of college education).
Last but not least, SUEZ supports a project to create a school for water studies in Haiti run by ENGREF.
The École nationale du génie rural, des eaux et forêts is AgroParisTech’s internal school. It offers post-Master’s professional development courses and programmes for State civil engineers (Ingénieurs des Ponts, des Eaux et des Forêts).
The school covers AgroParisTech’s fields of expertise: sustainable management and preservation of spaces, environments and natural resources, regional economic and sustainable development; farming and forestry development, food and agro-industry, natural and environmental risks, and public action.