2014 Science Festival: more science for more fun !

This year, the Science Festival will go on for longer. Throughout France from September 26 to October 19, scientists are at the ready to introduce you to the world of research. Experiments, games and lectures are all on the agenda, with something for...

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Bioprocesses: what energy regimen for microorganisms ?

2 Irstea researchers have successfully established a link between energy balance and microbial growth, causing a small revolution in the scientific community. This is a relationship hitherto little understood, but one which could pave the way for many...

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Refrigeration research: the innovation chain

Around 7 % of France's energy consumption consists of industrial refrigeration, which has financial as well as environmental repercussions. International experts have been working together on precisely this issue for 4 years within the European research...

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10th International Conference on Geosynthetics

The 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics will take place from September 21 to 25 in Berlin. Irstea will be participating in the event. Technical sessions, applications and conferences are all on the agenda.

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Water quality: a land use issue

Irstea is currently supporting public sector managers and decision-makers on compliance with the requirements on water quality established by the European Water Framework Directive. Based on its scientific research, the Institute is delivering assessments and...

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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.