Citation and reuse of the content in the “Science and Society Area” of the IFSTTAR website

Version 1 proposed by the Service 'promotion and sharing of scientific and technical knowledge' (PEPS) of the Scientific Directorate at Ifsttar.


“The Science and Society Area” is a knowledge transmission facility which contains all IFSTTAR’s initiatives regarding scientific and technical culture. In the framework of a policy of openness to society, we have decided to apply to the texts the terms of the “Licence Creative Attribution - Partage dans les Mêmes Conditions 3.0 non transposé” (CC BY-SA 3.0) to allow them to be shared freely and reused under certain conditions. In the light of this, in order to reuse, copy or modify part or all of an article you must:

  • state that the content has been reused, copied or modified and is published under CC BY-SA 3.0 (it is possible to affix the licence logo).
  • make it possible to identify the authors by quoting the web address of the article in the Science and Society Area of the IFSTTAR site, or possibly providing a list of the authors,
  • mention if you have changed IFSTTAR’s original content,
  • leave all derived documents under the same licence (identical sharing conditions).



Citation and reuse of the content in the “Science and Society Area” of the IFSTTAR website - Ifsttar - Licence CC-BY-SA

General comments


This licence only applies to textual content. In the case of multimedia content (images, videos, sound, etc.), each file is published under a specific licence. In order to reuse them please consult the conditions that apply to each or contact IFSTTAR if you are in any doubt.

The conditions set out in this document only apply to pages that bear the “Creative Commons” logo. Pages that are elsewhere on the IFSTTAR website, or which do not bear this logo, are covered by the conditions of use detailed on the Mentions légales page of the site.



Illustrations and good practice


 “Locally, urbanisation leads to the creation of a heat island due to the use of anthropic materials which absorb and reflect solar radiation and by the production of heat by heating systems and traffic. Urbanisation also has impacts on the water cycle as it uses impermeable materials which encourage flooding and limit groundwater recharge.”


Content published under a CC BY-SA 3.0 licence, taken from the article “Planting vegetation on public land in order to adapt” from the Science and Society Area of the IFSTTAR website.



Specific recommendations for reuse


In the event of adaptation or the creation of derived content, please state clearly that the content is derived and differs from the source. There should not be any doubt about the nature of the new content, nor any ambiguity giving the impression that the content is the work of the original author. IFSTTAR cannot be held responsible for this new content or the statements and opinions it contains. We do not want to see the researcher’s views misrepresented or distorted. Please respect IFFSTTAR’s efforts with regard to scientific mediation and maintain the same desire to transmit knowledge.





If you follow the advice given above, you do not need specific permission to reuse the content in the Science and Society Area. If you still have any questions about the reuse of content from the Science and Society Area, please send them to marie.gagnoud(a)