A Rich and Diverse Partnership
The environment is, by definition, a public issue, and cannot be limited to any one socio-economic sector. Its complexity makes it a specific and original area, drawing multiple private and public stakeholders, companies and local government bodies and is the object of new expectations of consumers and citizens.
Irstea is focusing its scientific and technological research activity on the production and control of collective goods and services related to the public domain as well as the private sector. This activity is naturally suitable for a partnership operation where both the business world and the public sector are beneficiaries of all of the institute’s results.
Irstea’s partners include large groups, SMCs, SMIs, design and consulting offices, equipment manufacturers, public and para-public entities and local government bodies in a wide variety of applications. A few examples of contracts and collaborative projects are detailed below:
Environmental Metrology and Instrumentation
Development and optimisation of bio-indication methods for water courses (diatoms, invertebrates, fish). Development and optimisation of sampling methods and physico-chemical analyses for water, sediments and biota. Migratory fish, inter-comparison of methods, GIS hydrological low-water atlas, etc.
Study of small aquatic fauna inhabiting the Gironde estuary at the edge of the Blayais electro-nuclear power-station and halieutic surveillance of the entire Gironde estuary. Rhône - Bugey 2009 hydrobiological surveillance method. Development and validation of new estimation methods based on radar and pluviometric data
Comparison of biological methodologies for the evaluation of the environmental impact of treatment systems on ecosystems
SUEZ, RMC Water Agency: quantification of micropollutants in domestic wastewater and evaluation of the effectiveness of various purification methods
Pollutant Processing (Water, Air)
Development of hydrophobic contaminant transfer models (PCBs) from the sediment to the biota.
Evaluation and remediation of pesticide effects
RMC Water Agency: Technological development of planted reed filter techniques
Characterisation of mycelian stock for the optimisation of the MycET process
- EPUR NATURE
Development of bio-filter processes
Environmental Policies and Socio-Economic Approach
- Brittany Regional Council
To encourage Bretons to commit to a greater degree of waste composting and waste recycling
- Auvergne Regional Council
To cooperate with users to provide a local, public, environmental service: Analysis of the drivers for the sustainable management of household waste
- Aquitaine Regional Council
Economic evaluation of recreational, multifunctional forest services.
Application to Girondin coastline state forests. Use of environmental amenities: Gironde estuary as an example
Heritage-resource management study
Greener Production Processes
Contribution to the development of new materials and energy conservation.
Development of new, eco-friendly, forest-plow bidisks and trisocs
- SULKY BUREL SA
Study of dosage effects, spout designs, truncated plates and conduits on manure-distribution and development of eco-friendly spreaders.
Evaluation of conditions for spreading pelletised slurry
Evaluation of the performance of anti-drift ducts
- BONNET NÉVÉ
Optimisation of commercial refrigeration equipment
Evaluation of Natural Risks
Study of the risks caused by vegetation and root growth in the Cusset dyke.
- INGEROP Consulting and Engineering
Tools to evaluate 3 types of avalanche risk conditions
- Rhône Alpes Regional Council