Expertise of the IRSTEA

IRSTEA is a public research institute whose work focuses on sustainable development in non-urban areas. It contributes to the conservation and acceptable management of land and water systems, the prevention of associated risks and the development of sustainable economic activity.


Addressing complex systems and their interactions with human society, our research needs an interdisciplinary approach. As well as advancing fundamental knowledge, IRSTEA develops scientific expertise capacities and innovative technologies.