Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: David

Contact Surname: Ball

Contact Address:

Telephone Contact Number: 0035314053925

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: davidbal@indigo.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Other

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Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Hydrogeologist with forty experience in Ireland and overseas. Working on water resources, groundwater resource assessment and development, urban, rural and village water supplies, hydrochemistry, bacteriology and environmental isotopes. Author or co-author of numerous consultancy reports for organisations ranging from the European Commission, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO to Non Government Organisations, industries, state, semi-state and local authorities. Co-author of several best practice technical guidelines or standards on water supply borehole design and construction. Former President and Secretary of the Irish Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. Current member of the Advisory Committee of the EPA, and former member of the Consultative Committee of the Geological Survey of Ireland. Member of the Geology, and subsequently Geoscience Committee of the Royal Irish Academy since 1997. Co-opted member of the Climate Change Science Committee 2010-2013. Worked principally in Ireland, Abu Dhabi, Chad, Dubai, Greece, DPR Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, UK,

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Hydrogeology, Groundwater Supply, Water Well Drilling Design Construction Supervision and Testing

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Former member of Expert Committees of EU DGVIII on Desertification, Development of Water Supplies in the Sahel, Assessment of Research Proposals under EU Life programme. Adviser to EPA on groundwater research and technical documentation. Part of steering committees or external support for post graduate research projects on water and geology in universities.


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Moving towards Reliable Decadal Climate Predictions

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Promoting competitiveness in the water industry

 Closing the water cycle gap

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

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Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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