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Research 197: Development of Critical Loads for Ireland: Simulating Impacts on Systems (SIOS)

Authors: Julian Aherne, Jason Henry and Marta Wolniewicz, April 2017

Year: 2017

Research report 197 on Development of Critical Loads for Ireland: Simulating Impacts on Systems (SIOS)

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Research 193: Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland 2013–2014

Authors: Brian Doyle, Thomas Cummins, Cara Augustenborg and Julian Aherne, April 2017

Year: 2017

EPA Research report on Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland 2013–2014

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Research 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland

Authors: James Moran and Caroline Sullivan, April 2017

Year: 2017

Agriculture systems in Europe range from very intensive production on fertile land with high inputs to very extensive High Nature Value (HNV) farmland on marginal land with low inputs.

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Research 208: ESManage Project: Freshwater Ecosystem Services - An Introduction for Stakeholders

Authors: Hugh B. Feeley, Michael Bruen, Craig Bullock, Mike Christie,Fiona Kelly, Kyriaki Remoundou, Ewa Siwicka and Mary Kelly-Quinn, March 2017

Year: 2017

The objective of this project is to harness the knowledge and tools required to embed an appreciation of ecosystem services and the ecosystems services approach into policy and decision-making for sustainable management of water resources, as required by the Water Framework Directive

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Research 207: ESManage Project: Irish Freshwater Resources and Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provision

Authors: Hugh B. Feeley, Michael Bruen, Craig Bullock, Mike Christie, Fiona Kelly and Mary Kelly-Quinn, March 2017

Year: 2017

The objective of this project is to harness the knowledge and tools required to embed an appreciation of ecosystem services and the ecosystems services approach into policy and decision-making for sustainable management of water resources, as required by the Water Framework Directive

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Research 203: Environmental Flow Assessment for Irish Rivers

Authors: Katherine E. Webster, Katie Tedd, Catherine Coxon and Ian Donohue, March 2017

Year: 2017

The overarching goal of this project was to review state of the art EFlow methodology to identify alternatives most suited to the Irish context and for developing flow standards.

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Investigation into the Assessment of Health Impacts within National Environmental Regulation Processes

Report commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, March 2017

Year: 2017

In 2013, the EPA commissioned Golder Associates to undertake a study into how human health impacts are dealt with throughout the European Union (EU) by environmental regulators with an emphasis on the role of health impact assessment (HIA) at the planning / environment interface.

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Research 200: Health and Water Quality Impacts Arising from Land Spreading of Biosolids

Authors: Mark G. Healy, Owen Fenton, Enda Cummins, Rachel Clarke, Dara Peyton, Ger Fleming, David Wall, Liam Morrison and Martin Cormican, January 2017

Year: 2017

Research Report 200 detailing the Health and Water Quality Impacts Arising from Land Spreading of Biosolids

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Research 211:State of Play of Air Science Research in Ireland: Discussion Document

Authors: Aoife Donnelly, Bruce Misstear, Brian Broderick and Francesco Pilla, January 2017

Year: 2017

The purpose of this discussion document is to help identify knowledge gaps and priorities for air science research in Ireland.

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Research 206: ECORISK Ecosystem Services Valuation for Environmental Risk and Damage Assessment

Authors: Craig Bullock and Robert O’Shea, January 2017

Year: 2017

ECORISK had the objective of exploring methods whereby the valuation of social and economic impacts could be used to supplement established methods of environmental damage assessment for the purposes of remediation.

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Research 194: AgImpact Project: A Systematic and Participatory Review of Research on the Impact of Agriculture on Aquatic Ecosystems in Ireland

Authors: Donnacha Doody, Paul Cross, Paul Withers, Rachel Cassidy, Cara Augustenborg, Andrew Pullin, Owen Carton and Seamus Crosse, December 2016

Year: 2016

Research 194: AgImpact Project: A Systematic and Participatory Review of Research on the Impact of Agriculture on Aquatic Ecosystems in Ireland

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Research 191: Delivering Integrated Catchment Management through the Bottom-up Approach: A Critical Analysis

Authors: John Ballinger, Travis O’Doherty, Fran Igoe, Catherine Dalton, Brendan O’Keeffe and Bryan Riney, December 2016

Year: 2016

Research report 191 - A Critical Analysis of Delivering Integrated Catchment Management through the Bottom-up Approach

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Research 204: Irish Soil Information System: Soil Property Maps

Authors: Rachel E. Creamer, Iolanda Simo, Lilian O’Sullivan, Brian Reidy, Rogier P.O. Schulte and Reamonn M. Fealy, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report has synthesised the soil profile descriptions taken as part of the Irish Soil Information System project and developed a range of soil property maps to provide users with generalised descriptions of a range of soil properties which are relevant to soil science research and soil management advice in Ireland. The property maps include; soil texture, soil depth, soil pH, soil bulk density and soil carbon.

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Research 189: Identification and evaluation of phosphorus recovery technologies in an Irish context

Authors: Michael P. Ryan, Angela Boyce and Gary Walsh, December 2016

Year: 2016

Research report 189 on Identification and evaluation of phosphorus recovery technologies

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Research 195: Health Benefits from Biodiversity and Green Infastructure

Authors: Caitriona Carlin, Martin Cormican and Mike Gormally, December 2016

Year: 2016

This project reviewed (1) evidence of wellbeing and health benefits from biodiversity, (2) views of health benefits from nature held by people who make decisions regarding green space and (3) practices to engage the public with the natural environment as a sustainable health strategy, to inform policymakers and practitioners of the health benefits from the natural environment and to recommend implementation strategies in Ireland

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Research 178B: Sustainability Evaluation Metric for Policy Recommendation: Technical Guidance Manual

Authors: Bernadette O’Regan, Travis O’Doherty, Brian G. Fitzgerald and Richard Moles, December 2016

Year: 2016

This Guide accompanies Research 178A: Quantitative Evaluation of Settlement Sustainability Policy

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Research 178A: Quantitative Evaluation of Settlement Sustainability Policy

Bernadette O’Regan, Travis O’Doherty, Brian G. Fitzgerald and Richard Moles, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report explains a method and decision support tool designed to aid Local Authorities and communities in prioritising policies which benefit the environment and are appropriate for their circumstances.

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Research 187 - ESManage Literature Review Ecosystem Services in Freshwaters

Authors: Hugh B. Feeley, Michael Bruen, Craig Bullock, Mike Christie, Fiona Kelly, Kyriaki Remoundou, Ewa Siwicka and Mary Kelly-Quinn, December 2016

Year: 2016

The ESManage Literature Review considers how the ecosystem services framework aligns with the objectives of current policy and legislation to inform management of freshwater resources.

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Research Report 185: Investigation of the Implications for Ireland of Emerging Standards on Pharmaceuticals in Receiving Waters

Authors: Erin Jo Tiedeken, Eoghan Clifford and Neil J. Rowan, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report provides an understanding of the state of research on three emerging aquatic pollutants of particular legislative importance, and demonstrates the need to protect our waterways from the severe anthropogenic pressure of chemical pollutants.

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Research 184: Assessing Recent Trends in Nutrient Inputs to Estuarine Waters and Their Ecological Effect

Authors: Sorcha Ní Longphuirt and Dagmar B. Stengel, December 2016

Year: 2016

Research report 184 Assessing Recent Trends in Nutrient Inputs to Estuarine Waters and Their Ecological Effect

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