A Network for Environmental Professionals

Environews Ezine

The association produces a Newsletter, Environews, two - three times a year which is issued free of charge to all members.

Spring 2019

It provides association news and information on activities, reviews publications of interest, describes activities of other environmental organisations, provides up-to-date information on new environmental projects, developments and opportunities, and provides articles on a range of issues such as professional affairs, employment and environmental education. Environews also runs a meetings diary, covering forthcoming environmental courses, meetings and workshops. The editor of Environews welcomes submissions and ideas for future issues.

Back issues of Environews are available. They are stored in Portable Document Format (PDF) so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 to view and print them. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free from Adobe and most shareware archives.

ESAI Undergraduate of the Year Award 2017

We at the ESAI are introducing an Undergraduate of the Year Award 2017. The ESAI are asking each third level educational institute to nominate the best Level 7 and Level 8 student undertaking an environmental research final year project in 2016-2017. The best student from each institute will get a certificate for their contribution to the environmental field in Ireland.

Every third level institute can nominate one student. The criteria for choosing the best student will typically be the mark for the final year project, however the final decision is with the third level institute themselves to decide.

Colleges are asked to advise use of your chosen nominee by the July 19th deadline.

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National Finals ' Where there is no Engineer' Supported by ESAI

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The national finals of the "Where there is no Engineer" design challenge competition are taking place next Saturday, June 10th at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8 10am - 4pm. The annual design initiative is funded by Irish Aid and sponsored by Davies and Arups.Program partners include Concern worldwide, Engineers Without Borders, Engineers Ireland, Nepal Ireland Society and the Environmental Science Association of Ireland (ESAI). It is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals across a range of science, engineering and environmental disciplines. Participants are presented with the opportunity to design creative solutions for application in developing countries. This year we are working with Nepal Ireland Society and the wining team are sponsored by Davies Group to travel to Nepal to work with our partners and communities to implement their research concepts. We also have four innovation research funded awards by Ove Arup, to assist teams to develop their research concepts to implementation stage.

All are welcome to drop in at any stage during the day. Further information and updates on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ewbireland/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/ewbireland?lang=en

Talk Title: "Evaluating food chain sustainability using carbon & water footprinting tools"

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Wed 17 May 2017, 16:00 � 17:00
Room G08, UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre
University College Dublin, Belfield,
Dublin 4.

The speaker, Dr Brad Ridoutt, is a Principal Research Scientist with Australia�s national science agency � The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). He is an internationally recognised expert in life cycle sustainability assessment which is applied to agricultural production, food systems and sustainable diets. In this talk, Dr Ridoutt will draw upon his publications including a recent one "From ISO14046 to water footprint labeling: A case study of indicators applied to milk production in south-eastern Australia", available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.176.

This event is hosted by UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering and supported by UCD Institute of Food and Health, the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI) and Engineers Ireland.

Admission to this talk is free but registration is necessary. Tea/coffee will be served. Further details and registration available at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/evaluating-food-chain-sustainability-using-carbon-water-footprinting-tools-tickets-34604542117