Since 2013, the French Hydrotechnical Society (SHF) awards each year the Pierre Massé Prize*, intended to encourage any person who has recently defended a thesis or published innovative work concerning the human and social sciences applied to water.

More specifically, this award is interested in theoretical and practical contributions, including:

  • Economics,
  • Sociology, anthropology and psychology,
  • Political science, law and management techniques,
  • History, archaeology and geography.

It rewards each year n theses or unpublished works, in French language or delivered by a French-speaking university, related to these fields (economy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science, law and management techniques, history, archaeology, geography…) defended or presented between September 1st, year n-2 and December 31st, year n-1.

The jury will appreciate innovative scientific studies that are of interest to society and the environment, and that contribute to the recognition that the major challenges of water also require skills other than those of hydrology and fluid mechanics. The quality of the work as well as that of the abstract will be among the criteria assessed by the jury. The jury that awards this prize is composed of specialists chosen by the board of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the SHF. It is chaired by the president of this Committee.

* Pierre Massé was president of the SHF from 1952 to 1953. He directed the equipment department at EDF. He was then deputy general manager of EDF, he was general commissioner of the plan at the time when it was an ardent obligation. He has published a lot, in particular a book entitled “The choice of investments”.

The Laureats

2021

Jeanne PERRIER

Quelle gouvernance des eaux pour quelle construction étatique dans les territoires Palestiniens?

2021

Romain LECLERCQ

Dakar: Proie des eaux; sociologie de la ville catastrophée.

2020

Brice AUVET

Façons de gouverner et façons de faire l’eau en Crau.

2019

Sylvia FLAMINIO

Se (représenter les barrages : (a)ménagement, concessions et controverses.

2018

Solenn GUEVEL

Histoire des relations entre Paris et ses canaux 1818-1876 Formes, usages et représentations

2017

Dario SALINAS

Géopolitique de l’eau dans l’Espagne des autonomies: Enjeux et rivalités de pouvoirs pour la région de Murcie

2016

Anne-Gaëlle FIGUREAU

Conception et évaluation des instruments de gestion de l’eau combinant incitations économique et préférences sociales

2015

Alix LEVAIN

Vivre avec l’algue verte : médiations, épreuves et signes

2014

Joël CABALION

Des existences paysannes au fil de l’eau. Le grand barrage Gosikhurd et les déplacements de population au Vidarbha (Inde centrale)

2013

Louise PURDUE

Dynamique des paysages agraires et gestion de l’eau dans le bassin semi-désertique de Phoenix, Arizona, de la Préhistoire à l’époque moderne

Zhour BOUZIDI

Dénouer les fils de la coordination à travers l’appréhension des Grammaires locales

Call for Application 2020

Date limite de dépôt
de la candidature :
31 mars 2020

Dotation :
1 000 €