Membership reports

Find out more about the IES and our activities by reading the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2013. The 2013 Report features comment from our Chair, Honorary Secretary and CEO. Read about...
The Institution of Environmental Sciences (IES) surveys its members annually to identify trends in how different services are valued and to gather members’ opinions on potential new future...
Find out more about the IES and our activities by reading the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2012. The 2012 Report features comment from our Chair, Honorary Secretary and SEO. Browse...
The 2012 survey results show that, among IES members, the best represented field, sector and organisational position are: air quality management, consultancy and project/middle manager. Across the...

Environmental Science Sector Reports

This good practice guide explores the challenges, benefits and opportunities associated with higher education institutions (HEIs) engaging the public in the disciplines of geography, earth and...
It has been felt for some time that conventional traffic models - as currently formulated - are not able to provide the accuracy and precise type of data that AQ models require and can undermine the...
This handbook, published by the Science Council, contains contacts and information on all UK Government Department and other agency and public body websites relevant to scientists' interests. The...
The purpose of this document is to bring together a list of available funding streams for research, careers or projects in the environmental sciences. This will act as a resource for members seeking...

Latest guidance

Emissions of dust to air can occur during the preparation of the land (e.g. demolition, land clearing, and earth moving), and during construction. Emissions can vary substantially from...

This document provides guidance on how to make an ecosystem services assessment.  It explains what ecosystem services are, why an ecosystem services assessment needs to be made, and how it can add...

Constructing buildings, roads and other infrastructure can have a substantial, temporary impact on local air quality. The most common impacts are increased particulate matter (PM) concentrations...

Forthcoming publications

The Energy Trilemma

This journal provides a detailed look at the energy mix in the UK and how legal reform and international policies will affect energy production in the future, with case studies on renewable energy generation initiatives across the UK.
Due to be published in open access in April
 

The Contentious Issue

This journal looks a number of environmental problems that have high public interest but no easy solutions, including overpopulation, hydrological dams, and rewilding. Articles on 'wicked' problems and systems thinking outline methodologies for environmental scientists to deal with complex environmental issues.
Due to be published for members in April
 

Odour Guidance

Guidance for professionals working the assessment of odour in planning. Download the draft version that is currently out for consultation.
Final version to be published in May

Poll

Will domestic shale gas be part of Britain's future energy mix?

Latest book review

Minerals are everywhere and impact on our environment in a host of complex and sometimes...