We are delighted to welcome Dr Aisling Corkery, our new Research and Policy Executive, to the Water Forum team.
Aisling has most recently worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Acclimatize Project at the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research in the School of Civil Engineering. The Acclimatize project aims to bridge the knowledge gap in relation to the pollution of at-risk urban and rural bathing waters in Ireland and Wales by identifying and quantifying pollution streams and determining the impact of these waters through a dynamic period of climate change.
Aisling completed her PhD as part of the INTERREG-IVA ‘Smart Coasts = Sustainable Communities’ project focusing on the development of a real-time catchment-coastal modelling system to predict bathing water quality. She holds an MSc in Water Resources Management (Distinction) from Queens University Belfast, a BE (Hons) in Structural Engineering from Technology University Dublin and a BSc in Zoology from UCD.
With over 6 years’ experience in engineering consultancy that involved numerous catchment source to tap assessments for Drinking Water Safety Plans (DWSPs), and a short secondment to Irish Water tasked with strengthening the risk assessment process for DWSP, Aisling brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
We are very much looking forward to working with Aisling.