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Rio Santiago, a free-flowing river in the Andean Amazon, with large hydroelectric dams planned.

18/02/22

Amazon basin: using artificial intelligence to optimise international planning of hydroelectric dams

New methods of digital optimisation to improve international management of hydroelectric dams in the Amazon basin have been proposed in an international study, coordinated by Cornell University (United States) with involvement from IRD researchers as well as their South American partners. These...

Lors de la signature du MoU et de l'inauguration du nouveau bâtiment du CEFIRSE, le Consul Général de France à Bangalore et le Directeur de l'Indian Institute of Science devant la plaque du CEFIRSE.

06/12/21

A new MoU for CEFIRSE has been signed between the Indian Institute of Science and several French organisations including IRD and CNRS

On 22 November, an official ceremony at the Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences (CEFIRSE) sealed a four-year partnership between the Indian Institute of Science and 6 French organisations, including IRD.

Signature du MoU entre l'IRD et DALaM

24/08/21

Renewal of a cooperation agreement between the Lao Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and IRD

On 9 of August 2021, Dr Nivong Sipaseuth, Director General of the Department of Agricultural Land Management (DALaM) of the Laotian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Dr Eric Deharo, Representative of IRD in Laos signed the renewal of an agreement of scientific and technical cooperation...

Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021

22/03/21 - 24/03/21

Urgently tackling environmental issues: a series of events to address policy-makers in South-East Asia

From March 22 to 24, IRD researchers will be speaking at several side events held alongside the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 (APFSD) to urge decision-makers in Southeast Asia to tackle without delay the environmental problems that threaten our future and that of our children.

Vegetable farm in Maputo outskirts.

03/05/20

[Meet a scientist] Dinis Juizo: Making sure that water flows under every bridge

Spread along the Mozambican channel and crossed by 9 major cross-border rivers, Mozambique and its 30 million inhabitants have to share the limited fresh water resources they are offered. Dinis Juizo is a civil engineer, specialised in hydrology and water resources management at the Eduardo Mondlane...

The Okavango delta from above.

[Project] Okavango - Tectonic, climate and biology of the Okavango delta

International Emerging Action (IEA) January 2020 – December 2022 Bostwana

Landscape on the Mozambican coast.

[Project] ITANGO-MOZ - Innovative Tools and Approaches for Natural Resource Governance in Mozambique

Young team associated with IRD (JEAI) January 2020 – December 2022 Mozambique

Pirogue in Madagascar.

[Project] DELTAS - Environmental and social dynamics of Indian Ocean deltas

Groupement International de Recherche-Sud (GDRI-Sud) January 2019 – January 2022 Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

Plastic Debris pollution plastique

[Project] PASSPORT-2C: Protocols Adapted to the South for Studying Plastic Origins and River Transfers

International Scientific Coordination Network - South (IRN/GDRI-Sud) January 2022 – January 2026 Vietnam, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Madagascar, Senegal

Fleuve Amazone

Rivers, Climate and People

Earth’s major rivers are essential to development due to their resources and transportation potential.

Prélèvement d'eau dans une lagune chilienne

Water at the Heart of Science

2012 exhibition, updated in 2021 The water issue is one of the 21st century’s greatest challenges. Abundant but unevenly distributed on Earth, this resource is today threatened by climate change and the dangers of overuse. It must be managed in a sustainable and inclusive manner, given its great...

PSF-South ARID (2019-2021)

All the partners for this project, spread across 3 continents - Africa, Latin America and Europe - have a single study subject: changes in water resources in arid and semiarid regions. Realising a library of digital resources accessible to all for the training of students, engineers and technicians...

PSF-South VEMAZOC (2019-2021)

The Sahel region has been identified as the most vulnerable location to climate change on the planet. The considerable variation in rainfall from one year to another against a backdrop of intense pressure on water resources (the population is set to double by 2050) has led this zone to be classified...

PSF HGP-MEKONG (2020-2022)

The problems associated with underground water in South Cambodia and Vietnam, which share the Mekong Delta region, are linked to the integrated strategy for managing water resources in rural and urban areas.

PSF ENVIPRO-Med (2019-2021)

Supported by Laurent Drapeau (UMR CESBIO) and Safa Baydoun (Beirut Arab University, Lebanon), this PSF-South aims to improve research and teaching in ecosystem management in Lebanon.

Pays bassire

[Project] SDG-pathfinding - Co-creating pathways for sustainable development in Africa

March 2021 – February 2023 Senegal and South Africa

Rizières Asie

[Project] PREMISS - Partnership for Research to Enhance Methodologies In Sustainability Science

Promoting innovative methodologies in the field of sustainability science. March 2021 – February 2023 (24 months) Turkey, Vietnam, Taiwan (& South Africa, France as partners)

Student training at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.

Research in Southern Africa

Research projects are defined and carried out jointly by the French researchers and their counterparts in Southern Africa.