Enhancing our Local Environment: Evidence for Policy

At this half-day conference (online) on 6th October hosted by the ESRI and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speakers from the ESRI, EPA, University College Cork and Technical University Dublin will discuss how local authorities can utilise the latest research to enhance our local environment. 

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Alan Barrett, ESRI


Opening Remarks

Eimear Cotter, EPA

9:30 – 10:00

Investigating the effects of the environment on population health using spatially-linked data

Anne Nolan (ESRI)


Using behavioural science to identify environmental communication strategies

Shane Timmons (ESRI)

10:30 –10:45



Drinking water and health: research at the ESRI

Seán Lyons and Míde Griffin (ESRI)


From the water table to the kitchen table: the epidemiology of waterborne infection in Ireland

Jean O’Dwyer (UCC) and Paul Hynds (TUD)

11:45 – 12:15

Using Evidence to inform the development of Climate Action KPIs

Bernie O’Donoghue Hynes (LGMA) and Darren Clarke (DCU)