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EPA Research - Water Research in Ireland (2007-2013)

Author: Lisa Sheils, EPA, updated in 2015 by Abigail Murphy and Alice Wemaere, EPA, September 2015

Year: 2015

List of Water Projects funded by EPA Research Programme between 2007 and 2013.

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Research 136: Development of Methodologies and Modelling for Accounting Greenhouse Gases and Organic Carbon Stocks in Agricultural Soils

Year: 2015

This research fellowship progressed in three areas: (i) estimation of SOC stocks within major agricultural land uses; (ii) detailed model simulation of GHGs and SOC stock changes using the ECOSSE model; and (iii) the intercomparison of the ECOSSE, DNDC, and DailyDayCent process-based models calibrated to Irish conditions.

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CCRP 31: Influence of Transboundary Air Pollution on Acid-sensitive Ecosystems

CCRP 31 - Julian Aherne, Andrew Burton, Heidi Scott, Colin Whitfield & Marta Wolniewicz, July 2015

Year: 2015

This project looks at the impacts of transboundary air pollution on lakes in Ireland. Sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, levels of trace metals (including mercury) and persistant organic pollutants (POPS) were examined in relatively unimpacted upland lakes.

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Research 154: PALM: A Personal Activity–Location Model of Exposure to Air Pollution

Year: 2015

The Personal Activity–Location Model (PALM) project investigated methods for modelling an individual’s personal exposure to air pollution taking into account variations in their activity and location.

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Research 141: Carbon Loss from Drained Organic Soils under Grassland – CALISTO

Year: 2015

This study describes a two year study of the net ecosystem carbon balance of two such sites and aims to deliver data to allow the Republic of Ireland (ROI) to progress towards a higher tier reporting level for this land use category.

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Research 140: ADAPT: Quantifying the Costs and Benefits Associated with Climate Change Risks and Adaptation

Year: 2015

This report sets out the findings of the ADAPT Project. The objectives of the project were to examine the role that economic appraisal methods, including cost–benefit analysis (CBA), can play in the choice of adaptation options, and to make recommendations on possible approaches.

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Research 139: Climate Status Report Compilation Guidelines

Year: 2015

The aim of this document is to give guidance on the compilation of a periodic climate status report, based on the experience of compiling the 2013 edition.

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Research Report 135: The Development of an Irish Climate Information Platform (ICIP)

Year: 2015

Currently, there is a large body of work on current and anticipated impacts of climate change for Ireland, and it is now considered that there is a robust knowledge base on which to begin the process of adaptation planning (Desmond et al., 2009).

UGEE JRP - Tasks Update 15/07/2015

Year: 2015

The UGEE Joint Research Programme is a comprehensive programme of research and there are many elements to it (some baseline analysis & desk –based literature reviews). Further details on the research programme are currently available on a dedicated website www.ugeeresearch.ie. This document is an update on the status of the tasks of the UGEE JRP, as of 15/07/2015.

UGEE JRP - List of organisations carrying out the UGEE JRP tasks

Year: 2015

The UGEE Joint Research Programme is a comprehensive programme of research and there are many elements to it (some baseline analysis & desk –based literature reviews). Further details on the research programme are currently available on a dedicated website www.ugeeresearch.ie.

UGEE JRP - Tasks Status Update 22/12/2015

Year: 2015

The UGEE Joint Research Programme is a comprehensive programme of research and there are many elements to it (some baseline analysis & desk –based literature reviews). Further details on the research programme are currently available on a dedicated website www.ugeeresearch.ie. This document is an update on the status of the tasks of the UGEE JRP, as of 22/12/2015.

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Research 138: CONSENSUS: Consumption, Environment and Sustainability

Year: 2015

The CONSENSUS research project conducted foundational and exploratory research to establish the parameters of debates and actions within the field internationally and across Ireland.

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Research 142: Pharmaceuticals in the Aquatic Environment

Year: 2015

This report aims to collate the knowledge base by documenting what is currently known and understood about pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their potential impacts on aquatic biota and ultimately humans.

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Research 142: Pharmaceuticals in the Aquatic Environment

Year: 2015

This report aims to collate the knowledge base by documenting what is currently known and understood about pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their potential impacts on aquatic biota and ultimately humans.

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Research 146 Design out Waste Factsheets

Year: 2015

This study has moved the focus towards the top of the waste hierarchy by investigating the implementation of waste reduction strategies during the design and construction phases of two selected case studies, through a close collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects and John Sisk & Son.

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Research 146 - A Review of Design and Construction Waste Management Practices in Selected Case Studies – Lessons Learned

Year: 2015

This study has moved the focus towards the top of the waste hierarchy by investigating the implementation of waste reduction strategies during the design and construction phases of two selected case studies, through a close collaboration with Scott Tallon Walker Architects and John Sisk & Son.

EPA Research Call 2015 Documents

Year: 2015

This page contains all of the documents related to the 2015 Research Call

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Research 143: Pharmaceuticals in the Irish Aquatic Environment

Year: 2015

The overall aim of this project was to combine chemical and biological analyses in an integrated assessment of the extent and the effects of pharmaceutical pollution in the Irish aquatic environment, with the ultimate aim of developing a simple bioassay for the fast, reliable identification and toxicological assessment of pharmaceuticals in environmental samples.

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Research 143: Pharmaceuticals in the Irish Aquatic Environment

Year: 2015

The overall aim of this project was to combine chemical and biological analyses in an integrated assessment of the extent and the effects of pharmaceutical pollution in the Irish aquatic environment, with the ultimate aim of developing a simple bioassay for the fast, reliable identification and toxicological assessment of pharmaceuticals in environmental samples.

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Research 153: Identifying the Biological and Geographical Origins of Faecal Contamination

Year: 2015

The aim of this project was to develop a tool box, Microbial Source Tracking (MST), to enable water quality managers to identify the biological and geographical sources of faecal pollution of water bodies.

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