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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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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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Eaux 03/02/2018

Pollution: where do particles and contaminants in the Rhone river come...

Thanks to a network of permanent measurement stations monitoring the Rhone and its tributaries from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, as part of its 4th program the Rhone Sediment ...

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Eaux 02/05/2018

The Réal Collobrier river basin, a special opportunity to observe Medi...

With heavy rains, flash floods and droughts, the Mediterranean region stands out because of its unique hydrological circumstances. These circumstances have been monitored by Irstea...

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Eaux 02/01/2018

Are French consumers prepared to eat products irrigated with treated w...

To help professionals manage mountain resorts within the context of climate change, Irstea and Météo France (CNRM/CEN) have developed two snow viability indicators fo...

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Eaux 02/01/2018

Irrigation: a tool to evaluate and encourage water savings

In Montpellier, experts in agricultural irrigation techniques have set up the first benchmark comparing possible water savings using various irrigation devices. The tool was design...

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Eaux 01/08/2018

Tools to secure drinking water distribution networks

From water treatment plants to our taps, water travels through a vast network of pipes along which it can be contaminated, either accidentally or deliberately. In partnership with ...

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Eaux 01/08/2018

QUAREF: 10 years of expertise for the quality of aquatic environments

To prevent the impact of water pollution in our ecosystems and our healthy and to restore the quality of aquatic environments, the European Water Framework Directive (EWFD) require...

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Eaux 01/04/2018

Managing aquatic environments and flood prevention: Irstea at the serv...

Since January 1, 2018, the GEMAPI (Management of aquatic environments and flood prevention) responsibilities have been attributed to towns and municipal groups. Specializing in the...

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Eaux 05/03/2017

Different perspectives enhance research into reuse

As an expert in the field of reusing processed wastewater, known as reuse, Irstea is now designing innovative technical, economical and operational solutions adapted specifically t...

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Eaux 04/04/2017

Flood risks: a new national warning tool against flash floods for loca...

Floods can be the cause of dramatic situations, bringing death and significant material damage with them. Within this context, flash floods caused by heavy rain over a very short p...

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Eaux 01/19/2017

A unique approach to calculating the vulnerability of buildings to ava...

A thorough assessment of the risk of avalanches is key to protecting against them. At Irstea, scientists are proposing a new approach to calculating avalanche risks, based on an im...

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Eaux 08/09/2016

Studying the impact of urbanization on river behavior in the Yzeron ri...

Does urbanization have an impact on the hydrological regime of rivers and on the flood risk or low water levels in particular? If so, in what way? These are fundamental questions g...

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Eaux 08/03/2016

Publication. Drinking water catchments

By definition, water supply is a local or community issue. Over time, public services have organized themselves to distribute this resource in the best way possible. However, today...

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Eaux 06/30/2016

Aquatic plants help fight climate change

Several species of aquatic plants known as macrophytes are colonizing the sandy shorelines of lakes in the Aquitaine region. They may play a key role in how this environment operat...

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Eaux 06/20/2016

Young researchers receive awards for hydrological modeling of the futu...

Are we ready to evaluate the impacts of climate change on water flows? Eight young researchers – including 2 from Irstea – have addressed the issue of hydrological mode...

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Eaux 06/15/2016

Preventing flood risks in urban areas: exporting French expertise to B...

A new generation weather radar was set up on June 14 in São Paulo, Brazil. Coordinated by the French company NOVIMET in partnership with Irstea, the project aims to improve ...

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