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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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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 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 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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Research 183: Assessing and Developing Natural Background Levels for Chemical Parameters in Irish Groundwater

Authors: Katie Tedd, Catherine Coxon, Bruce Misstear, Donal Daly, Matthew Craig, Anthony Mannix and Taly Hunter Williams, December 2016

Year: 2016

This report details Assessing and Developing Natural Background Levels for Chemical Parameters in Irish Groundwater

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Research 181: Predicting Ecological Status in Unmonitored Lakes Using Catchment Land Use and Hydromorphological Characteristics

Authors:Caroline Wynne and Ian Donohue, December 2016

Year: 2016

The objective of the current study was to develop a method to predict the ecological status of unmonitored lakes to fulfil the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

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Research Report 180: Towards Integrated Water Management (TIMe)

Authors: Alec Rolston, Eleanor Jennings and Suzanne Linnane, November 2016

Year: 2016

The overarching objective of the Towards Integrated Water Management (TIMe) Project was to connect science, policy, managers and local communities for the integrated management of Ireland"s water resources to assist in delivering improvements in environmental status, water quality and water management.

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Research 169: HYDROFOR: Assessment of the Impacts of Forest Operations on the Ecological Quality of Water

Authors: Mary Kelly-Quinn, Michael Bruen, Simon Harrison, Mark Healy, John Clarke, Tom Drinan, Hugh B. Feeley, Joanne Finnegan, Conor Graham, John Regan, Sean Blacklocke, July 2016

Year: 2016

HYDROFOR is an EPA and DAFM-supported multi-sector co-operative project to investigate the impacts of forestry operations on Ireland's aquatic ecology.

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Research 171: The Effect of Wastewater Treatment Processes, in Particular Ultraviolet Light Treatment, on Pathogenic Virus Removal

Authors: Kelly Fitzhenry, Maria Barrett, Vincent O’Flaherty, William Dore, Martin Cormican, Neil Rowan, Eoghan Clifford, July 2016

Year: 2016

This study investigated the use of an alternative virus (FRNA bacteriophage) as a potential surrogate/model for norovirus behaviour.

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Research 174 - Towards an Integrated Policy Framework for Maritime Spatial Planning in Ireland: Recommendations for Preparing Maritime Spatial Plans in Ireland

Authors: Conor Norton, Jerry Barnes, Deiric O’Broin, Wesley Flannery, Cillian Adamson and Sybil Berne, June 2016

Year: 2016

There is a need for a holistic vision and management to allow for the balance of social, economic and environmental interests and to ensure that maritime space and resources are used in a planned and sustainable manner.

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Research 175 - AgImpact Project: Identifying Approaches to Improving Knowledge Exchange (KE) in the Irish AgriFood Sector using Expert Opinion

Authors: Owen Carton, Paul Cross, Anna Jones, Seamus Crosse, Paul Withers, Cara Augustenborg & Donnacha Doody, June 2016

Year: 2016

There is significant pressure to develop knowledge exchange (KE) processes that will facilitate the application of existing and new knowledge in order to deliver increased agricultural production efficiency and profitability while protecting natural capital including water.

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Research 177 - Economic Assessment of the Waterborne Outbreak of Cryptosporidium hominis in Galway, 2007

Authors: Dearbháile Morris, Aksana Chyzheuskaya, Diarmuid O’Donovan, Srinivas Raghavendra, Martina Prendergast and Martin Cormican, June 2016

Year: 2016

Water is a limited and precious resource and is being consumed worldwide at unsustainable levels. It is therefore essential to place an economic value on this precious resource. In March 2007, the largest outbreak of cryptosporidiosis since surveillance began in Ireland occurred, and was associated with contamination of the water supply serving Galway City and surrounding areas.

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Research 176: SILTFLUX Literature Review

Authors:Damian Lawler, Anna Rymszewicz, Liz Conroy, John O’Sullivan, Michael Bruen, Jonathan Turner and Mary Kelly-Quinn, June 2016

Year: 2016

This review summarises the key issues that affect the role of fine sediment in fluvial systems, with a focus on northern Europe, the UK and Ireland, which will be of most relevance to the SILTFLUX project.

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Research Report 168: Increasing Resource Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment Plants

Authors: Lorna Fitzsimons, Eoghan Clifford, Greg McNamara, Edelle Doherty, Thomas Phelan, Matthew Horrigan, Yann Delauré and Brian Corcoran, May 2016

Year: 2016

The focus of this project was the resource efficiency of Irish wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The perspective of the report is both operational (economic) and environmental. Wastewater treatment is a resource-intensive process, with three main resources being identified as those of greatest concern: energy, chemicals and water.

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Research 172 - Combining earth observation and geochemical tracing techniques for groundwater detection and evaluation in Ireland

Author: Jean Wilson, Carlos Rocha and Catherine Coxon, April 2016

Year: 2016

Precipitation that reaches the earth’s surface can infiltrate into the ground to become groundwater. Groundwater is subsurface water that fully saturates pores or cracks in soil and rocks. While an important source of freshwater globally, groundwater is also environmentally important as baseflow or low-water flow, which maintains river, stream and lake levels, as well as their associated ecosystems.

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Research 165 - Contaminant Movement and Attenuation along Pathways from the Land Surface to Aquatic Receptors: the PATHWAYS Project

Authors: Marie Archbold, Jenny Deakin, Michael Bruen, Mesfin Desta, Ray Flynn, Mary Kelly- Quinn, Laurence Gill, Pamela Maher, Bruce Misstear, Eva Mockler, Ronan O’Brien, Alison Orr, Ian Packham and Joshua Thompson, March 2016

Year: 2016

The synthesis report for the PATHWAYS project.

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