IRSA – Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque


Principal Investigator
Dr. Stefano Polesello –

Dr. Giuseppe Mascolo –
Dr. Sara Valsecchi –

The Water Research Institute (IRSA) is an Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), operating by a multidisciplinary approach on strategic national and international problems, whose solution requires a critical mass of experts. IRSA conducts research on the main aspects concerning water (quality, management, treatment) and acts as consultant for Italian Ministries and EU Commission, by active participation in CIS-WFD expert groups. IRSA has expertise in the field of analytical method development for target and non-target screening of emerging pollutants in different aquatic matrices, bioaccumulation tests, microbial processes in water and sediment, ecological quality assessment by community studies.