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French National Research Institute of Science and technology for Environment and Agriculture - IRSTEA

Irstea is the French National Research Institute of Science and technology for Environment and Agriculture. Its multidisciplinary expertise enables Irstea to bring solutions to technological, industrial and social challenges in the agricultural and environmental fields, notably water management and processing.

Irstea provides in-depth expertise of current trends (technologies, regulations, market trends) and disruptive innovation to a variety of partners and stakeholders. Irstea has a dozen technological platforms (including water treatment) open to companies for joint research projects. Irstea is also a leading player of French and European normative approach, and contributes to the definition of labels and industry standards. Recognized by its public and private partners, for its track record for innovation, Irstea has been awarded the Carnot Institute label since 2006.

  • Countries of operation

    • France

  • Areas of expertise

    • Sanitation, hygiene, and rain water
    • Risk management
    • Integrated water resources management
    • Water for agriculture
    • Protection and restoration of ecosystems
    • Water quality and combating pollution
  • Type of expertise

    • Decentralized international cooperation
    • Institutional or scientific international cooperation
    • Studies, support to the project owner
    • Engineering expertise consulting
    • Participatory and/or local governance
    • Ecological engineering, Nature based solutions
    • Modelling and forecasting
    • Decision-making tools (SMART, Software etc.)
    • Research and development
    • Warning systems - monitoring