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 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

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...
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...

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

Air quality and planning

This report investigated how air quality and planning decisions are resourced within Local Authorities around the UK. It offers recommendations for Central and Local Government on how these two areas can be co-ordinated given their close links.
Due to be published in June
 

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 open access in July
 

Membership survey

The annual membership survey identifies trends in how different IES services are valued and gathers members’ opinions on potential new future developments.
Final version to be published in June

Poll

What do you think of biodiversity offsetting?

Latest book review

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