The "Water, Resources and Fluid Interactions" department includes five research teams and a joint laboratory working on complementary issues and approaches related to the water and element cycle in natural environments.
The teams of the department study water resources, both from a qualitative and quantitative point of view (Waters and Territories), the development of reservoirs and energy and/or mining resources, the action of water and hazards on the evolution of landforms and sediment transport (Rivers), the interactions between fluid dynamics, transport processes and reactive phenomena in porous underground media (TERA), fluid-rock-deformation interactions in orogenic systems (Frodo team) and finally the modeling of physical processes and couplings at the interfaces between tectonics, geomorphology and hydro(geo)logy (DEMODE). In addition to these five teams, there is Fractory, a joint laboratory (LabCom) between the CNRS, the University of Rennes 1 and the company Itasca Consultants on the modeling of environmental impacts and risks, particularly those related to the flow and transport of fluids, and the improvement of methods of exploitation of geological resources.
This department consists in 5 teams and a LabCom (Joint Laboratory)
Water and Territories
Coordinator Luc Aquilina
The Water and Territories team addresses the issue of water resources from the perspective of resource functioning, the impact of climate change and human activities, as well as the management of this resource.
River : Sediment Transfer and Extreme Events
Coordinator Alain Crave
The Rivers team addresses questions related to (1) the geomorphology of rivers and sedimentary bodies, (2) the upstream/downstream evolution of transported sediments on a "Source to Sink" continuum, (3) the coupling between reservoir geometry, water flows and sediment transport.
TERA : Fluids, Transport et Reactions
Responsable Yves Méheust
L'équipe TERA étudie la dynamique des fluides et des phénomènes de transport, et leur couplage aux processus réactifs géochimiques et microbiologiques. L’objectif est d’étudier les processus couplés d’écoulements complexes, de transport réactifs, et de processus microbiologiques se produisant à la micro-échellle, et de caractériser leur impact sur les dynamiques des systèmes environnementaux aux grandes échelles d’espace et de temps
FRODO : Interactions between Fluids Rocks and Deformation
DEMODE: Modeling Challenges
Coordinator Philippe Davy
Fractory is a joint laboratory (LabCom) created on January 1, 2018 between CNRS, the University of Rennes 1 and the company Itasca Consultants (ICSAS). Its field of activity is the modeling of environmental impacts and risks, and the improvement of geological resources exploitation methods.