Experimental platform about wastewater reuse in irrigation Murviel-lès-Montpellier (Hérault, France)

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photos : © G-EAU

The aim of project is to study the technical feasibility and assess the agronomic, health and environmental impacts of wastewater reuse in order to reduce the pollution on the environment.

The main objectives of this platform, located in Mediterranean context at Murviel-lès-Montpellier, are:

  • Adapt the wastewater treatment process to the agriculture uses  
  • Optimize the sustainability and efficiency of irrigation systems
  • Evaluate the wastewater effects on crop health and yield
  • Control sanitary and environmental risks (survival of pathogens or emerging pollutants in irrigation systems, crops or soil).


 carte reut projetphoto : © Ait-Mouheb N.



The experimental work concerns the acquisition of references :




(1) under controlled conditions in greenhouse (large soil bins) at wastewater treatment plant  depending for example to adaptable tertiary treatment and wastewater qualities

(2) in real conditions on field using annual and perennial crops (total area of ​​0.5 ha).



Additional Info

  • Contact(s):

    Project manager: Nassim AIT-MOUHEB
    Phone: +33 (0)4 67 16 64 03
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  • Briefly:

    Theme / Area: Process engineering, agronomy, irrigation science, micro-biology
    Financer: Agence de l’Eau, Métropole 3M
    Partner Organizations: IRSTEA Montpellier UMR GEAU (coordination) - Métropole 3M- INRA-LBE - IRD-HSM / Université de Montpellier-IEM - IRSTEA Lyon
    Project type: Agence de l’EAU RMC
    Country, Study Area: France, Murviel-lès-Montpellier (Hérault)
    Start date of the plateform : February 2017

  • Productions:

    Productions related to the project: see page opposite

  • Team(s) of Joint Research Unit concerned:


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