Water Research Awards 2016

A total of 27 applications were received under the Water Call in 2016.

The following 11 projects were awarded funding.

Lead OrganisationPrincipal InvestigatorProject Title Project Type 
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Kevin Fitzgibbon Innovation Water Technologies  Large Scale Project
Central Solutions Ltd Ken Stockil A Roadmap for a National Water Stewardship Plan for Ireland Desk Study
University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD) Laurence Gill EcoMetrics - environmental supporting conditions for Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems Large Scale Project
University of Dublin, Trinity College (TCD) Laurence Gill De-sludging rates and mechanisms for domestic wastewater treatment system sludges in Ireland Desk Study
University College Cork (UCC) Marcel Jansen Impacts of Microplastics on the Irish Fresh Water Environment Medium Scale Project
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Paul Nolan High-Resolution Gridded Datasets of Hydro-Climate Indices for Ireland Desk Study
University College Cork (UCC) Gavin Burnell Novel Eco-sensitive Wastewater Treatment Recovering dairy Industry Effluent NuTrientS (NEWTRIENTS) Large Scale Project
University College Dublin (UCD) Michael Bruen DiffuseTools: Catchment Models and Management Tools for Diffuse Contaminants (Sediment, Phosphorus and Pesticides) Medium Scale Project
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) Ian O'Connor Sources, Pathways and Environmental Fate of Microplastics Large Scale Project
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Kevin Fitzgibbon Identification and Mapping of Water-related Infrastructure in Ireland Desk Study
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Kevin Fitzgibbon Water Re-Use in the Context of the Circular Economy Desk Study