New directions for Ecophyto: Montpellier welcomes a parliamentary delegation

Where to next for the Ecophyto plan ? On Thursday, November 13, a Parliamentary delegation established by the Prime Minister and led by the President of the Ecophyto governance committee will visit Irstea's dedicated spray science facilities in...

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Let's avoid the pitfalls of poor water management

How can we live together in an area with a limited amount of water, while preserving the environment and economic development ? Irstea and Casden invite you to play along in answering this question by testing a unique participatory gaming device called...

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Ecological engineering: a double win for Irstea

Irstea is a double award winner ! The National Grand Prize for Ecological Engineering, awarded by the Ministry of Ecology, sustainable development and energy, has rewarded the Institute's work on both reducing diffuse pollution and on the treatment of...

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An online observatory for winter sports resorts

Alpine resorts are growing: tourism is evolving, along with snow cover, built up areas, ski lifts, etc. To improve our understanding, the Winter Sports Resorts Observatory (Observatoire des stations de sports d'hiver) was created. The observatory will...

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Irstea is expanding to safeguard the European sturgeon

In order to strengthen capacities for conservation of the European sturgeon and other migratory species, Irstea is equipping itself with a new facility that will support its experimental station in Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle. This facility is unique in...

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Sharing water resources

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.

Published 10/02/2014

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Agricultural equipment projet : questionnaire set up for manufacturers

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.

Participate in the online questionnaire.