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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: john

Contact Surname: walsh

Contact Address:

Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), School of Geological Sciences University College Dublin Science West, Belfield Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: +353862129136

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: john.walsh@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: www.icrag-centre.org

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
John is Director of iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, and Co-Director of the Fault Analysis Group in the UCD School of Geological Sciences. iCRAG, a newly formed SFI research centre which is jointly funded by SFI and industry, performs applied geoscience research in Ireland within a broad range of application areas, including the groundwater, hydrocarbon, marine and raw materials industries. The Centre brings together Ireland's leading geoscience experts focussing on a range of issues all of which underpin economic development - from safe and secure groundwater supplies through to the discovery of mineral/aggregate deposits, and from the de-risking of oil and gas exploration to ensuring that the Irish public is educated and informed on these issues. John co-founded the Fault Analysis Group in 1985 within the University of Liverpool and oversaw its relocation to UCD in 2000. The group conducts basic research on faults and fractures and applies its research results to practical problems within the groundwater, hydrocarbon and minerals industries. They have published more than 120 articles in leading international journals and are one of the most cited structural geology research groups in the world. Groundwater-related research performed within the group involves the quantitative analysis of the impact of faults and fractures on groundwater flow, which concentrates on establishing the main fault/fracture systems developed within different rocks around Ireland and on defining links between quantitative attributes of these systems and flow response. Their raw materials research involves the analysis of Irish Zn-Pb deposits, with particular emphasis on the structural controls of mineralisation.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
groundwater, structural geology, faults, fractures, flow, mineralisation, Zn-Pb

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


EU Research Partnerships

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

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

 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

Groundwater-related research performed within the Fault Analysis Group involves the quantitative analysis of the impact of faults and fractures on groundwater flow, which concentrates on establishing the main fault/fracture systems developed within different rocks around Ireland and on defining links between quantitative attributes of these systems and flow response.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

EPA-Strive funded project.

Other areas of expertise:


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:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Improve the knowledge base on the availability of raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Focus Areas

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

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

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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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


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


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