IMU-MIC - Intelligence of urban worlds and health risks: case of exposures to infectious agents carried by rainwater (2012)
Scientific coordinator: Benoit Cournoyer (LEM) – email@example.com
Disciplines: Civil engineering – Urban hydrology – Urban planning and technology – Information technology – Environmental sciences – Ecology and microbiology
Laboratories: LEM – LGCIE – EVS – LEHNAPartners: Grand Lyon – GRAIE
The IMU-MIC project explores the ecology of human pathogenic bacteria in a rainwater catchment basin via interdisciplinary approaches to identify social practices and environmental forces that foster the dissemination of these bacteria in rainy seasons.
The project goals are:
- The creation of a multidisciplinary working group with expertise in social practices around urban objects, rainwater management, environmental exposure to infectious agents and computerised data mining.
- Study of the impact of catchment basins and the pollutants they contain on the concentration of pathogenic micro-organisms in the city, and analysis of their role in the epidemiological cycle of certain micro-organisms.
These studies necessitate the development of interdisciplinary approaches to identify the social practices and environmental forces that foster the dissemination of these micro-organisms in periods of rainfall.