Environmental Training

Robert has been involved in Environmental Training with FÁS since 1998. FÁS met representatives from the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Environmental Protection Agency and Monaghan County Council in 1997 in order to initiate a course in Site Suitability Assessment for On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems. This programme was begun in 1998 and Robert wrote the Soils and (part of) the Subsoils Sections of the course manual and began teaching on Soils and Field Aspects of the course.

His involvement has grown and he is now responsible for much of the field teaching and course lectures on field assessment methods. Courses run annually and now cater for over one hundred participants on each course.

Robert has also begun teaching on two further FÁS courses since 2006; those on Earth-Lined Stores, for farm management of slurry as part of the new EU Nitrates Regulations and on Out-Wintering Pads for housing livestock outside in the winter months.

Recently, Robert has helped in the development of a course for Planning and Environment Sections of Local Authorities, on the Applied Aspects of Site Assessments and Percolation testing. This has been achieved in conjunction with COROS Environmental Engineering. He is also involved in lecturing on the IGI/GSI course on Source Protection Mapping and Modelling and the IGI course on Soils Description for Engineering purposes.

EurGeol Robert Meehan, B.A., Ph.D., PGeo.


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