René Véron
Full professor

University of Lausanne
Institute of geography and sustainability
Mouline - Géopolis 3516
CH-1015 Lausanne
 
 
 
Phone +41 21 692 3063
rene.veron@unil.ch

Research projects

Closing the food-waste-farming cycle: Composting and urban agriculture in Cameroon and Switzerland

This research aims to analyse the barriers and opportunities for compost- based urban farming and gardening in four c...
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2020-2021
Towards a “fluid” governance: hydrosocial analysis of flood paradigms and management practices in Rhone and Ganges basins (India, France and Switzerland)

Floods are land-use- and climate-related hazards posing important environmental, social and economic challenges. They...
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2019-2021
Challenges of municipal solid waste management: Learning from post-crisis governance initiatives in South Asia

The South Asian region, home to nearly one quarter of the world's population, is witnessing the highest regional wast...
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2018-2020
Beneath the latrines of Mandalay: sanitation government and urban political ecological change in Myanmar

This thesis explores the government of sanitation in the city of Mandalay, Myanmar, as an entry point to better under...
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2015-2019
Periurban land, power struggles and decentralization at the margin of the city in Niamey/Niger
This PhD thesis, completed in november 2016, focused on governance of urban land issues in the context of both the polit...
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2010-2016
Small cities, urban environments and governance in India
While there is a growing body of research on the dynamics of environmental change, urbanisation and governance in India ...
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2012-2015
Urban water and governmentality in Switzerland (1850-2010)
Urban water is manipulated and inserted into the socio-economic structure of the city in order to constitute the hydro-s...
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2010-2015
Integrated Water Resources Management in Switzerland: A Reflexive Analysis

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2013-2014
BaSES (Learning and application of basic knowledge in economic and social sciences)
The “Development studies” option of the MSc. in geography has shown two main pedagogical needs, linked to the studen...
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2013-2013
Environmental Change, Governance and Politics in Small Cities in Kerala, India
The highly "rurbanized" south Indian state of Kerala has often been understood as a "model" of development due to a vari...
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2011-2011
Environmental Change, Governance and Politics in Small North Indian Cities
Small and medium cities in India and elsewhere in the developing world have recently experienced a rapid demographic gro...
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2011-2011