Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: DCU Water Institute

Contact Surname: DCU

Contact Address:

Jane Wall Project Development DCU Water Institute DCU, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Telephone Contact Number: +35317008514

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Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Research Institute

Higher Education Organisation Name: Dublin City University

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: DCU Water Institute

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
We specialise in technological developments across science, engineering and computer science domains, with strong communications focus, as well as policy and business drivers. These areas are reflected in our academic members in DCU – across all faculties of the University. Our research falls under 5 main pillars: 1. Energy e.g. • Economics of water usage, • Water Energy Challenge 2. Water and Health e.g. • Waste water and treatment efficiency • Emerging contaminants 3. Risks and Security e.g.• Water Scarcity & Security • Real time monitoring • Drinking Water 4. Marine e.g.• Biotechnology and discovery • Aquaculture and fisheries • Invasive species, ballast water 5. Sustainable Agriculture e.g.• Nutrients and run-off • Coastal Eutrophication • Water re-use Our cross faculty team of Principle Investigator's range hold expertise in a multitude of areas including, 1. Membrane Technology : Dr. Greg Foley, Dr. Jenny Lawler 2. Materials for Advanced Nano Water Treatment Technologies: Dr. Kieran Nolan, Prof. Tia Keyes 3. Sensors – Prof Dermot Diamond, Prof. Fiona Regan 4. Decision Support Tools for Image Processing – Prof. Noel O’Connor, Prof. Alan Smeaton 5. Advanced Analytical Separations - Prof. Apryll Stallcup, Dr. Dermot Brabazon

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Membrane Technology microfiltration nanofiltration sensors passive sampling priority and emerging contaminants decision support tools for environmental monitoring using novel technologies data management biofouling separations, exergy energy analysis nano water treatment waste waster treatment plants sustainable water systems marine algae computational flow modelling natural organic matter NOM graphene biosensors chemical sensors flood management agri-food industry wastewater treatment. .

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:

Climate Change

Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

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

No information specified


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 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

Member of JPI Advisory Commitee - Dermot Diamond

Involvement in EU-funded research projects


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

 Personalising health and care

 Sustainable food security

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 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

 Digital security

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

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

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Nature-based Solutions

 Raw Materials

 Climate services

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:

 Social Sciences & Humanities

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

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

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