Previous conferences & events

 

EPA 2016 Annual Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Information Day

- Friday, 7 October 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency is organising its 2016 Annual Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 on the Friday 7th October 2016 in Dublin (Croke Park Conference Centre).


The aim of this event is to promote and disseminate Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 Opportunities amongst the Irish Research Community, as well as facilitate networking.


For this 2016 Information Day, the focus will be on providing information on the 2017 calls opportunities, as well as on a forward-looking consultation in the context of the preparation for the upcoming Work Programme 2018-2020.

Environment Ireland - State of Ireland's environment 2016

- Thursday, 22 September 2016

Environment Ireland, now in its 12th year, is Ireland’s major annual conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the EPA and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.‌

EPA National Water Event 2016 - Working Together from Source to Sea, Science to Action

- Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting the National water Event again this year. 

The title of this year's Event is "Working Together from Source to Sea - Science to Action

This is a key forum for Local Authorities, Regulators, and Water Professionals to learn about current changes in Ireland's water policy and practices.

 

Presentations from the event are now available for viewing:

 

Talks include: 

Session 1  

“Water and Communities in Action” - Matt Shortt, LAWCO

“WFD, Planning to Action” - David Harley, SEPA  

"Water as a Public Good - The imperative of Consultation" - Tom Collins, Chair Public Water Forum

Session 2  

“Update on WFD Characterisation” - Jenny Deakin, EPA

“Developing river trusts in Ireland” -  Mark Horton, Rivers Trust

“Working on a new Programme of Measures” -  Pat Duggan, DoECLG 

 Session 3

“Farm Sustainability Programme” – Sean Molloy, Glanbia

“Agriculture and water, a personal perspective” – Harold Kingston, Farmer

“Enhancing knowledge exchange in Rural Catchments”  -  Owen Carton 

 Session 4

“The KerryLIFE Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project: The Forestry Perspective” – Kevin Collins, Forest Service, DAFM

“Barriers to progress, migration issues for sediment and species in Irish Rivers”– Brian Coughlan, IFI

“Assessing Environmental Flows to Support Water Resource Management Decision Making” - Greg McCleary, NIEA 

 Session 5

“Wastewater priorities to protect water quality” – Noel Byrne, EPA

“Optimising Wastewater plants” – improving what we have – Denis Maguire, IW

“The Past, present and future of managing Storm Water Overflows in the UK” – Philip Hulme, EA 

 Session 6

“Strategy for managing Pesticides in Source protection areas” – Brian Quinn/Mary McMahon, IW

“The Lead Strategy, 1 year on” – Ruth Barrnington, EPA

“Communicating Risk” – Eoin O’Neill, UCD 

 

2015 EPA National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

- Wednesday, 21 October 2015

This year's National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 was held on the 21st October 2015 at the Herbert Park Hotel, Dublin 4.

The event aimed to promote Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 amongst the Irish Research Community and support the active and successful engagement & participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020.

The Event Was Aimed At:

Research Community (Academics, NGOs and Companies/Industry)

A copy of the programme is available on SlideShare via the following link:

2015 National Horizon 2020 Information Day Programme

Presentations

Copies of the presenations have been uploaded to SlideShare and can be accessed via the links below:

Session 1: Horizon 2020 & Societal Challenge 5

Master Presentation - Session 1

Horizon 2020 in Ireland - Imelda Lambkin

Societal Challenge 5 - Upcoming 2016/17 Calls - Alison Imrie 

Raw Materials and Upcoming 2016/17 Calls - Milan Grohol

Session 2a: Climate Services

Master Presentation - Session 2a

Climate Knowledge & Innovation Community (KIC) - Aideen O'Hora

Climate Joint Programming Initiative - Anja Skjoldborg Hansen

Flash Presentations:

LIFE the EU Programme for the Environment and Climate Action - Pat Martin

Big Data & Pan-Arctic Net Ecosystems Exchange (PANEEx Model) - John Connolly

Session 2b: Nature-Based Solutions

Master Presentation - Session 2b

Expert Group Report: Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities - Pam Berry

Copy of European Commission Expert Group Report - Nature-Based Solutions and Re-Naturing Cities

Urban Europe Joint Programming Initiative - Jonas Bylund

Flash Presentations:

EU Research Excellence and Capacity for Horizon 2020 Topics SC5-08-2017 - Xavier Dubuisson

EU Research Excellence and Capacity for Horizon 2020 Topics SCC-02-2016-2017 - Xavier Dubuisson

Geological Survey of Ireland Research Programmes Towards 2020 - Aoife Braiden

Cyber Colloids Ltd - Ross Campbell

Coastwatch - Karin Dubsky

Marine and Freshwater Research Centre - Rick Officer

Session 2c: Systemic Eco - Innovation & Raw Materials

Expert Group Report: From Niche to Norm - Raimund Blaischwitz

Copy of European Commission Expert Group Report - From Niche to Norm

Innovating the Raw Materials value-chain - Maria Magdalena Holmgren

Flash Presentations:

FDT Consulting Engineers - Michael Clancy

Nimbus/WSSIC Capabilities - Kevin Fitzgibbon

TelLab - Sandra Lacey

Raw Materials & Eco-Innovation - Lisa O'Donoghue

MicroPro Computers - Anne Galligan

Aqua TT - Olivia Daly

Session 3: Participating in Horizon 2020

Social Sciences & Humanities Across the SC5 WP2016/17 - Paul Kilkenny

Improving our Performance in Societal Challenge 5 - Brian Donlon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Air Conference 2015

- Monday, 28 September 2015

 

The Department of Environment Community and Local Government (DECLG) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a Clean Air Conference to mark the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the “smoky coal” ban in Dublin.

Attendees at the conference heard from national and international experts in air quality. The present and future challenges of improving air quality were discussed as well as policies to deal with air pollution on local, regional and global scales.

The event was aimed at:
Policy makers/advisers
Public officials including local authorities
NGOs, including environmental and industry organisations
Research Community

Presentations are now available to view on SlideShare via the following links:

Cleaner Energy, Cleaner Air - Dr Eimear Cotter

Critical loads and ecosystem impacts of air pollutants - Prof Julian Aherne

Hemispheric Transboundary & Regional Air Pollution - Prof Colin O'Dowd

Food Wise 2025 and Agricultural Emissions - Mr John Muldowney

Airborne particles from wood burning in the UK - Dr Gary Fuller

Solid Fuel Regulations and the on-going challenge to clean air - Mr Martin Fitzpatrick

Smarter Travel and Clean Air Benefits - Mr Martin Diskin

Air Quality - The National Picture - Mr Pat Kenny

Modelling the costs and benefits of clean air policy scenarios for residential heating - Dr Andrew Kelly

US Six Cities and Relevant for Clean Air Policy in Ireland - Prof Doug Dockery

Urban and Rural Sources of Particulate Matter - Prof John Wenger

Air Pollution and Health - Evidence, Impacts and Policy Options - Dr Carlos Dora

The Public Health Benefits of the Smokey Coal Ban - and today's challenges - Prof Luke Clancy

Environment Ireland 2015 - Redefining Sustainability

- Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Environment Ireland, now in its 11th year, is Ireland’s major annual conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the EPA and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Key themes for this year's event include:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Sustainable Water Management
  • Climate Change
  • Natural Capital & Ecosystem Management
  • Waste and Resource Efficiency
  • Planning and Community Engagement

The full conference programme is now available.

Ways to register:

Online:

By email: registration@bmfbusinessservices.com

By telephone: +353 (0)1 6613755

By Post: bmf Business Services, Garland House, 28-30 Rathmines Park, Dublin 6

EPA National Water Event 2015 - Working Together from Source to Sea

- Wednesday, 17 June 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting the National Water Event again this year. 

The title of this year's Event is "Working Together from Source to Sea".

This is a key forum for Local Authorities, Regulators, and Water Professionals to learn about current changes in Ireland’s water policy and practice.
 

Talks include:

  • Significant Water Management Issues
  • Meeting the Environmental Challenges—LA Reform
  • Farming in the Catchment Programme
  • Working with Rural Communities for Good Environmental Outcomes
  • The Thames Tunnel Experience: Collection System Issues, Options and Solutions
  • Improving our Bathing Waters

 The full Conference Programme is now available

Presentations from the event are now available for viewing. 

Twelfth National Radon Forum

- Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The 2015 Forum will be the twelfth in this series and will be held on the morning of Wednesday 3rd June 2015 at the EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle, Co Wexford

 

 

Climate Lecture: Loading the weather dice - the role of climate change in storms and floods - March 11th

- Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency continues its popular climate change lecture series in 2015. The first lecture this year looks at role of climate change in recent storms including the violent storms of 2014.

The lecture by Professor Myles Allen, Oxford University, will take place in The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 11th March 2015.

Farm Hazardous Waste Bring Centres

- Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has teamed up with Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Local Authorities (Kilkenny, Offaly, Fingal, Cavan, Donegal, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Wexford), WEEE Ireland, European Recycling Platform (ERP) and RILTA Environmental Ltd to operate ten bring centres for the collection of farm hazardous waste across the countryduring October and November 2014. This pilot scheme provides farmers with an excellent opportunity to dispose of their hazardous wastes in a manner that protects human health, livestock and the environment.

Climate Change Now - Impacts, Risks and Management Options

- Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Professor Chris Field, Co-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present the next lecture in the EPA's climate change lecture series.

2014 National Information Day: Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

- Thursday, 2 October 2014

The EPA is organising a National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 on the 2nd October 2014 at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2. This event aims at promoting Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 amongst the Irish Research Community and supporting the active and successful engagement & participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020.

Who should attend:

Research Community (Academics, NGOs and Companies/Industry)

Annual Environmental Law Conference 2014

- Friday, 3 October 2014

The EPA's third Annual Environmental Law Conference, in collaboration with the Irish Centre for European Law, will take place on 3 October 2014.

Climate Change Now - Emissions, Limits and Possibilities

- Monday, 6 October 2014

Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III, will present the next lecture in the EPA's climate change lecture series.

Environment Ireland 2014

- Thursday, 11 September 2014

Environment Ireland, now in its tenth year, is Ireland’s major annual conference on environmental policy and management. The conference is organised in association with the EPA and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government.

Key themes for this year's event include:

  • Environmental Policy
  • Flood Risk Management
  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Waste and Resource Efficiency
  • Natural Capital

The full conference programme is now available.

EPA National Water Event 2014

- Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Title of the 2014 event was "Protecting and Improving Water Quality"

EPA Climate Change Seminar

- Thursday, 29 May 2014

EPA presents latest greenhouse gas emissions projections with presentations from SEAI and Teagsac.  In addition, there will be presentations on the EU-ETS and key messages from IPCC 5th Assessment Report.

EPA Climate Change Lecture Series - Climate Change Now: the facts

- Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Professor Thomas Stocker, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 Co-chair and lead author of its report on the Physical Science Basis of Climate Change, will present the next in the EPA's Climate Change lecture series

IMS Weather and Climate Symposium at NUIG

- Saturday, 5 April 2014

An evening on Climate Change at UCC

- Thursday, 16 January 2014

  • Free Screening of the widely acclaimed film CHASING ICE
  • Opportunity to hear about the latest science on climate change
  • Meet UCC researchers to find what can be done to address the climate change challenge

EPA Workshop for Waste Licensees

- Thursday, 24 October 2013

This event was restricted to EPA waste licensees and other invited key stakeholders. 

Annual Environmental Law Conference

- Friday, 8 November 2013

GMO Technology Conference 10 & 11 October 2013, The Printworks, Dublin Castle

- Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sustainable Environment Research Workshop

- Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The EPA is organising a workshop on Sustainable Environment Research Priorities for 2014-2020.

Towards 2050: Climate Change Research 2014-2020

- Thursday, 19 September 2013

The EPA will hold an event on September 19th on Climate Change Research requirements for the period 2014-2020.

Environment Ireland 2013

- Thursday, 12 September 2013

Thursday 12th September 2013, Croke Park, Dublin

Soils & Land Use Research Workshops

- Tuesday, 10 September 2013

The EPA is organising two workshops on Soils & Land Use Research on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at the O’Callaghan Alexander Hotel (Dublin 2).

Download the Programme for these two workshops

Download the DRAFT Discussion Document for the EPA Soils & Land Use Research Planning Workshop (afternoon workshop)

EPA Water Research Planning Workshop

- Friday, 28 June 2013

This Workshop is being organised to discuss and inform the foundations and directions of the new EPA Water Research Programme 2014-2020.

The workshop is aimed at researchers and research-users in the water area, and is proposed to cover and discuss:

  • Water Challenges in Ireland from a Policy, Implementation and Users perspective.
  • International funding opportunities.
  • Directions of the EPA Water Research Strategy 2014-2020; as well as
  • EPA funding mechanisms

It is your chance to have your say on what Water research will be funded in the coming years. Attendance at this event is free of charge.

You can view the Workshop Programme and the Discussion Document by clicking here.

All the presentations will also be made available shortly.

A Follow-up Survey is available here. This survey aims at gathering additional feedback on the proposed areas of Water Research and allow those who were unable to attend, to input into the process.

Please complete the Follow-up Survey to indicate other ideas of potential areas of and/or topics for Water research. This will help us when finalising our Water Research Strategy for 2014-2020. The survey will be open until the 30th July 2013.

2013 National Water Event

- Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Title of this year's event is 'Protecting and Improving Ireland's Strategic Water Resources'.

Climate Change Lecture: European Union leadership on Global Climate Change Policy

- Tuesday, 23 April 2013

This lecture will review EU leadership on addressing global climate change, development of EU policy and up to and beyond the Kyoto Protocol, the lessons from Copenhagen and what is necessary within a global agreement in 2015 to avoid a 2oC warmer world and prevent dangerous and unmanageable climate change.

Air Science Policy Forum

- Monday, 15 April 2013

The Air Science Policy (ASP) event was a day of discussion, presentations and demonstration within four specific modules. These modules dealt with the current ambitions for cleaner air, the driving motivations for those ambitions, the associated trends and pressures in emissions and activities, and finally, the policy and implementation aspects.

EPA@TheMovies: Chasing Ice

- Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The EPA is organising a free public screening of Chasing Ice as part of it's outreach activities on climate change in 2013. You can enter the competition below to win a free ticket to the screening.

National Smart Cities Summit

- Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The 2nd National Smart Cities Summit will take place in the Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin on September 25th. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, this summit will examine the keys to success of our smart cities.

International Symposium on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems

- Monday, 10 September 2012

An International Symposium on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems was held on 10th and 11th September in Trinity College, Dublin.