Global warming: how can mountain areas adapt? The ADAMONT research project led by Irstea encourages a global and integrated approach to these vulnerable areas. This project was designated as part of a national campaign for COP21 in climate and biodiversity...
Tourism and agriculture coexist in mountain areas, but large-scale adaptations are sometimes necessary, which make the vegetation cover vulnerable. Revegetation of the prairies is then carried out. Developing a local seed industry would ensure environmental...
By the end of 2015, a flood warning system will come into operation in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. A research project that has helped install 3 next generation radars, hydrological modeling of 8,000 catchment areas and the study of other...
All catchment areas are unique (river developments, plants, etc.). This makes it difficult to predict water flows and therefore to prevent the risk of flooding! In Lyon, a team of scientists is looking closely at these flows using an extraordinary facility: a...
It’s not easy to apply product droplets to olive leaves without “spreading them everywhere.” An innovation could change the situation and reduce the amount of product released into the environment.
There is water on Earth. However, as P. Barthelemy points out, "The Earth is actually brown, dyed blue." He indicates that despite the planet's blue colour, easily accessible fresh water is very scarce. That's why it's so important to save, preserve and evaluate the resource, now and for the future. Irstea research is currently tackling this universal and practical issue.
Irstea, the National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, is Public Scientific and Technical Research Establishment (EPST). Irstea consits of 9 sites in France.
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Irstea has been commissioned to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural equipment sector and to deliver support recommendations to encourage industrial innovation and development as part of the French industrial development and agricultural ecology project.