Colon Marine

Contact Info

Colon Marine
+33 4 67 04 71 27
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AgroParisTech - 648, rue Jean-François Breton - BP 44494 - 34093 MONTPELLIER cedex 5
GAP - Gouvernance et Action Publique

Marine Colon is a teaching researcher at AgroParisTech and UMR G-EAU. Her background education and professional experience is engineering for water and sanitation utilities. She has been a State engineer since 2002. She turned to research in social sciences by completing a Master in public management in 2010 and a PhD in management sciences in 2014.


Areas of research

  • Water utilities management

  • New Public Management

  • Management control in the water sector

  • Neo institutional sociology Countries : Uganda, Cambodia.


Main professional experience :

  • Since 2014 : Teaching researcher at AgroParisTech, UMR G-EAU.

  • 2011-2014 : Teaching and PhD candidate at AgroParisTech, UMR G-EAU.

  • 2006-2008 : Technical advisor specialised on water utilities management at the local head of the French Ministry of Agriculture, Lyon Area (69). Strategic planning and financial management for water utilities and contractual relationship management between utilities and private operators.

  • 2002-2006 : Project manager in infrastructures building for water and sanitation utilities at the local head of the French Ministry of Agriculture, South Normandy Area (61).


Publications :

  1. COLON M., GUERIN-SCHNEIDER L., 2015, The reform of New Public Management and the creation of public values: compatible processes? An empirical analysis of public water utilities, International Review of Administrative Sciences, doi:10.1177/002085231456883

  2. COLON M., FAWCETT B., 2006, Community-based household waste management: lessons learnt from EXNORA’s ‘zero waste management’ scheme in two South Indian Cities, Habitat International, 30 (4) : 916-931.


Education :

  • 2014 : PhD in management sciences, Institut des Sciences et Industries du Vivant et de l’Environnement (AgroParisTech), untitled : “Performance contracts in the Ugandan urban water sector, structures of the market logic materialisation and grounds for institutional work” - 2010 : Master in public management untitled “Management des Organisations et Politiques Publiques”

  • 2010 : State manager in environmental sciences, Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (post-Master)

  • 2002 : Master of Sciences, University of Southampton (UK), “Engineering for Development”. 4 month research project on residential waste management in two South Indian cities

  • 2002 : State engineer in water sciences, Ecole National du Génie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement de Strasbourg.

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