Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Michael

Contact Surname: Bruen

Contact Address:

UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Newstead Building, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 7163212

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: michael.bruen@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
* Computer methods and modelling in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. In particular, efficient and robust methods. * Surface water and groundwater supply and protection from contamination. * Effects of climate change on water resources. * Catchment models, fro contaminants and flow forecasting, both flood flows and low flows, in particular distributed catchment modelling, soil erosion and transport and water quality. Decision Support System * Applications of Geographical Information Systems in Water Resources Engineering. * Systems Analysis and Decision Support in Water Resources Engineering, In particular multi-criteria decision support systems.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Water Resources Hydrology Modelling Environmental Issues Multi-Criteria Decision Support Systems Engineering

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
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Irish Committee for UNESCO International HydrologyProgramme Irish Committee for International Comission for Irrigation and Drainage Institute of Mathematics and its Applications UCD Earth Institute Chartered Engineer, MIEI


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

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

PI WARNDIS project Report on Climate Changeand flood risk

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

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

 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

COST 717 COST 731

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

TELFLOOD CARPE DIEM

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage


→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource

  Adaptation and mitigation


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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

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





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Environmental Governance and Information


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

COST731 COST717


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