Launched for the first time in 2019, the “Georges EMBLANC Award for River Culture, Flood Risk Prevention and Biodiversity”, jointly sponsored by ERN and the EPTB Seine Grands Lacs, aims to reward students, who have achieved during the last three years work on an educational project related to rivers, the topic flood / low water or biodiversity in wetlands and related topics such as climate change.
This prize also pays tribute to Georges EMBLANC, recognized expert of the professional and institutional circles for his knowledge on rivers and freshwater ecosystems. A man of value and conviction, Georges accidentally left us on March 11, 2017 and the prize that bears his name, comes to reward young people, students or professionals committed to serving others or for the protection of nature. This award continues the taste he had for transmitting and sharing knowledge and knowledge on topics that were important to him.
In total, a dozen applications were received and submitted to the jury. After difficult arbitrations given the quality of the files received, 3 laureates were appointed and are awarded their prize on June 4, in Paris, during the meeting between PAPI (Flood Prevention Action Programs). , in the presence of Nicole and Baptiste Emblanc, the wife and son of Georges Emblanc. All our congratulations go to:
– Noémie THOMAS, a graduate of INSA Strasbourg and the National School of Architecture of Strasbourg, winner of the first prize Georges Emblanc 2019 for her thesis on: “Water: urban planning tool for adaptation to change Exploration in the Greater East Region »
– Marion PERNEY, holds a master’s degree in architecture from Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), and from the Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urbanism – LOCI Brussels, winner of the Second Prize Georges Emblanc 2019 for her dissertation « Resilience of a Floodable Territory – Between Surface and Soffit.
– Arnaud MANRY, graduate of the Master 2 IMSGA specialty “Management of crisis situations” University of Technology Troyes for his thesis “Extreme rain and rapid submersion: Social and economic solidarity in the service of resilience? “.
During the ceremony, the prizes were awarded to the winners by Frédéric MOLOSSI, president of the EPTB Seine Grands Lacs, Roberto EPPLE, president of ERN France and Daniel Marcovitch, co-president of the Mixed Floods Commission. A new edition of the Georges Emblanc Award will most likely be launched in 2020.