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Institut 07/12/2018

Irstea's 2017 annual report online

The year 2017 was one of organizational changes and evaluating action groups and the institute as a whole.

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Institut 07/10/2018

Irstea's evaluation report published by HCERES

Irstea's evaluation report published on July 4 by HCERES (High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education) highlights the expertise and quality of research per...

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Ecotechnologies 07/04/2018

Creating a safe and efficient cold chain

The Opticold project aims to ensure that refrigeration processes are compatible with sustainable development issues. Bringing together manufacturers and research laboratories and f...

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Territoires 07/03/2018

Forest fires: adapting and alleviating the impact of climate change

From July 2 to 7, Irstea participated in the second Sustainable Development Goals summer school1, which this year focused on combating the effects of climate change. It was an oppo...

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Territoires 07/02/2018

Microhabitats, influencing factor and potential indicator for biodiver...

Due to their environmental, economic and sociocultural roles, forest ecosystems suffer from significant environmental issues. In both harvested and unharvested forests, trees are a...

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Eaux 06/26/2018

Households facing water cuts: a unique study

Irstea has published an analysis of the difficulties of accessing water for households having experienced water cuts. The study is unique as it approaches the problem from the pers...

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Territoires 06/25/2018

Soil engineering: a multi-benefit solution for regional stakeholders

Published as part of the Topics for discussion and decision collection by Editions Quae, the book Restaurer les milieux et prévenir les inondations grâce au gén...

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Territoires 06/06/2018

Modifying drug and sunscreen usage to reduce micropollutants

Stopping micropollutants from contaminating aquatic environments is currently a major challenge. Across the Arcachon basin, partners in the REMPAR project are focusing on finding e...

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Territoires 06/06/2018

Automatically map the level of damage caused by fires

Along with CNES, ONF and two laboratories specializing in remote sensing, fire risk experts from Irstea's Aix-en-Provence center have launched the ACADO project with the aim of...

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Ecotechnologies 05/02/2018

Reed bed filters to process urban wet weather effluent

Reed bed filters work by circulating water to be processed through a layer of filtering material (gravel, sand) in which bacteria, filtering biomass, and plants can grow.

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Eaux 04/26/2018

Impact of climate change on French tributaries of the Rhine: updating ...

Spread across 9 countries, the Rhine river basin faces significant challenges in relation to managing floods and water resources. Irstea has published an estimate of future flows f...

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Territoires 04/24/2018

Confidence, the key ingredient in integrating the three pillars of sus...

Is economic growth always detrimental to the environment? Is the primary principle of prosperity based on specialization and lower prices? What is the relationship between a proper...

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Territoires 04/24/2018

Improving management of Asian knotweeds alongside transport routes

Invasive alien species, Asian knotweeds are spreading throughout the landscape. Their growth across transport infrastructure has highlighted three challenges: environmental, safety...

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Territoires 04/24/2018

ADAMONT : an integrated adjustment model for low mountain regions

For 3 years (2015-2017), the Irstea Grenoble Center has been working on adjustment to climate change in low mountain regions. The project was supported by the Ministry for Environm...

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Eaux 04/10/2018

Bioavailability is central to the evaluation of ecotoxicology risks

Following Effects of Ecotoxicology and Ecotoxicology, communities supporting ecosystems, the third book in the Ecotoxicology series (ISTE Editions) looks at the idea of bioavailabi...

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Eaux 04/09/2018

DNA metabarcoding to improve our understanding of the Zingel asper...

The Zingel asper, found in the Rhone river, is one of the most threatened species in France and is an excellent indicator of river water quality. Between 2012 and 2016, more than 3...

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Eaux 04/09/2018

Mountain hydrology: improving flow predictions by taking better accoun...

Experts in modeling hydrological processes, scientists from the Irstea center in Antony have developed models adapted to mountain regions. Their aim is to better incorporate the in...

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Eaux 04/09/2018

Causes of extreme melting in Alpine glaciers

Irstea has been monitoring the Sarennes Glacier for the past 70 years, giving researchers from Grenoble new insight into the causes of recent record levels of glacier melt and thei...

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Institut 04/04/2018

Irstea’s expertise at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Ass...

Nearly 15 years after the first edition, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) will again be taking place in Vienna, Austria on April 8-13, 2018. More than 15,000 researchers will c...

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Institut 03/19/2018

Irstea at the 8th Water Forum in Brasilia

The 8th World Water Form with the theme “Sharing Water” was held in Brasilia on Sunday, March 19, 2018. In the face of growing pressures on resources such as increased ...

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