EPA organises environmental research pow-wow

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a showcase at which over fifty environmental protection research projects will be presented.

Taking place on February 6th to February 7th, the event is called Today's Environmental Research, Tomorrow's Environmental Protection and will feature presentations on key issues, such as climate change, water quality, environmental technologies, biodiversity and land-use.

Speakers include John Gormley, Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Xavier Leflaive, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Mr Andrea Tilche, a European commissioner.

"Research activities supported by the EPA are helping to generate the knowledge and know-how, and to produce the researchers needed to contribute to the knowledge economy and to address environmental challenges in industry and in the wider society," explained EPA director general Dr Mary Kelly.

"The exciting developments in environmental technologies presented here demonstrate how Ireland can use its strong scientific base to develop new 'green' business opportunities.

"Ireland's environment is already benefiting from the work done to date through our research programmes and I look forward to continued success and innovation in this area."

James Cooper



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