BRGM is France’s leading public institution in the Earth Science field for the sustainable management of natural resources (including mineral resources) and surface and subsurface risks. It acts as France´s national Geological Survey and its various roles encompass technological research and development and innovation; support for public policies and citizen information; international cooperation and development aid; safety and monitoring of former mining sites.
BRGM is also strongly engaged in the development of innovative techniques to recover secondary raw materials from mining, industrial and urban waste.
The Water, Environmental and Ecotechnologies Department will be involved in the INTMET project. For a better management of water, polluted sites and soils, and waste, this department draws up methodological guides and technical standards, develops decision-aid tools, develops “clean technologies” for treating ores, soils, water and waste , and offers professional training to those responsible for managing polluted sites in France.