Membership reports

This definitive guide shows how salaries in the sector have changed since 2010, and provides a valuable guide to what salary you can expect and aim for. The report looks at differences in pay across...
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 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...

Environmental Science Sector Reports

An updated version of our 2012 publication, 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...
In the UK Local Authorities have a statutory responsibility for the management of local air quality. Many guidelines and tools have been developed to promote best practice in the way these...
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...

Latest guidance

Odour is an issue that air quality professionals are frequently required to assess, particularly in respect to planning. Odour impacts may be assessed when considering a planning application  for...

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

Environmental Funding Streams

In response to requests from our membership we have updated and expanded our popular 2012 publication Environmental Funding Streams.
Due to be published in August

Water Security

Published in conjunction with the University of the West of England and the LLoyd's Foundation, this journal takes a global perspective on socio-economic context of water security as well as some of the challenges associated with protecting water supplies.
Due to be published in September

Older Members Finding Work

The results of our investigation of older people seeking work in the sector, this report will provide invaluable advice for both job seekers and employers. 
Due to be published in September

Poll

What do you think of biodiversity offsetting?

Latest book review

This publication offers a concise overview of updates to the various guidance, legislation,...