Researcher (M/F) in SHS: Processes of connections/disconnections of socio-hydrosystems, Transversal study of the visible/invisible interface in the interplay between the social and environmental dimensions of socio-hydrosystems

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The proposed job is part of the transverse project HYDECO. 

In 2020, the LABEX DRIIHM launched a call for "transverse projects" to allow several observatories to work on a common theme and its differentiated manifestations within each territory involved. The HYDECO project is one of the winners of this call. It proposes to analyze 7 OHM (OHM Pima County, OHM Rhône Valley, OHM Mediterranean Coast, OHMi Estareja, OHM Haut-Vicdessos, OHMi Nunavik, OHM Fessenheim) through the prism of connections, disconnections and reconnections between societies and their socio-hydrosystems.

The post-doctoral researcher will have two main tasks in the HYDECO project, in connection with the two "threads" presented above and in close collaboration with the researchers involved in the HYDECO project.
First, through the analysis of data produced (or being produced) by the different participating OHM, he or she will attempt to identify the connection/disconnection processes that will have been highlighted by the OHM device and to establish a typology. This meta-analysis, based on a reading grid constructed by the post-doctoral fellow, involving bibliographic research and the development of indicators and meta-indicators, will have to highlight the main processes at work in each analyzed space as well as the original research implemented by the OHM (or a subset of the OHMinvolved in the project), in connection with the concept of connectivity. The aim is not to compare fields, but to put into perspective approaches and methods that allow scientists to highlight invisible phenomena.
In a second phase, the post-doctoral fellow will focus on a transversal study of the visible/invisible interface in the interplay between the social and environmental dimensions of socio-hydrosystems. Using interviews and field studies, he or she will be particularly interested in the way local societies deal with environmental issues, identifying, if possible, "tipping points" that trigger the transition from an invisible phenomenon to one considered an environmental problem. This comparative approach will address all the OHM involved, but depending on the time available, the work could be concentrated on a sample of a few OHM for which this issue is particularly relevant (defined in phase 1).