The biodegradation of waste: from the lab to the factory

Waste leachate and biogas make a good mix. For more than 2 years, Irstea has carried out on-site research on measurement tools that can evaluate the biodegradation of stored waste. The goal is to improve biodegradation processes through leachate recirculation...

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Lacanau survey: what awareness is there of the risks linked to marine erosion?

Coastal vulnerability has increased in recent years under the combined effects of human activity and climate change. Beyond regional planning and other adaptation strategies, what knowledge and social attitudes do citizens demonstrate in relation to marine...

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National Assembly Symposium on Environmental Research

The Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices (OPECST) has organised, in partnership with the National Alliance for Environmental Research (AllEnvi), a public symposium on 3 July at the National Assembly on the theme of...

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Hydrological forecasting models: towards a better anticipation of low water flows?

Proper management of a river basin during low-flow periods requires accurate and effective hydrological forecasting models. In order to support river basin management, Irstea has led an unprecedented comparative study of 5 French hydrological models, bringing...

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Environment : a health factor ?

How does the degradation of natural areas and water, soil and atmospheric pollution affect the health of ecosystems and humans and vice versa ? Irstea scientists are working to answer these questions on environment and health. Issue no. 11 of the bimonthly...

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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.