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Young researchers receive awards for hydrological modeling of the future

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 modeling in the context of climate change. The large basins will be affected, and...

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Preventing flood risks in urban areas: exporting French expertise to Brazil

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 the management of flood hazards, a major problem for Brazilians. Researchers...

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Butterflies under threat: biodiversity in danger

The deterioration and fragmentation of natural environments due to human activity have led to the depletion of biodiversity. Butterflies, the emblematic species of natural environments, are no exception: over the last 20 years, we have observed a 70% decline...

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River fauna benefits from warmer, better quality water

A team from Irstea’s Lyon-Villeurbanne Center has carried out a study on changes in the status of rivers in mainland France over the last 25 years by examining aquatic macroinvertebrate communities. The results are encouraging! This study highlights the...

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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.