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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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Ecotechnologies

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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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Simplified access to Irstea's hydrological data

Since November 2013, Irstea researchers and partners have free access to the hydrological database of 8 Institute observatories in operation.

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Ecotechnologies

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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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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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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.