Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Wim

Contact Surname: Meijer

Contact Address:

UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science University College Dublin Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: 017166825

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: wim.meijer@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: http://www.ucd.ie/sbbs/sbbsstaff/academicstaff/wmeijer/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Professor Wim Meijer's research focuses on pathogenic bacteria in relation to animal and human health. His water quality related research concentrates on real time prediction of bathing water quality, development of forensic technologies to identify the biological and geographical origins of water pollution, and risk analysis of faecal contamination of beach sands. He advises local authorities on bathing water contamination issues.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Microbial source tracking Water quality Water quality prediction faecal contamination fecal contamination beach sand health animal health point source pollution diffuse pollution pathogenic bacteria pathogens E coli Enterococcus PCR

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


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

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

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.

European Union, INTERREG IVa Ireland Wales. Smart Coasts, Sustainable Communities. 2010-2013. University College Dublin & Aberystwyth University. European Union, INTERREG IVa Ireland Wales. Smart Coasts, Sustainable Communities; Cost extension. €600,000, 2014-2015. University College Dublin & Aberystwyth University.

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

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

European Union, INTERREG IIIb Atlantic Area Programme. Improving Coastal and Recreational Bathing waters. This is an collaboration with groups from Spain, Portugal, France, England and Ireland. 2003-2006. European Union, INTERREG IVa Ireland Wales. Smart Coasts, Sustainable Communities. 2010-2013. University College Dublin & Aberystwyth University. European Union, INTERREG IVa Ireland Wales. Smart Coasts, Sustainable Communities; Cost extension. €600,000, 2014-2015. University College Dublin & Aberystwyth University.

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:

Focus Areas

 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:

 Environmental Governance and Information


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


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