Biography

William completed his Bachelor's and PhD degrees in Environmental Science at the University of Limerick, with his PhD on 'The Role of Irish Higher Education Institutions in National Decarbonisation Transitions' funded by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ireland. His research focus is primarily on assessing the environmental impacts of human activities, through Life Cycle Assessment methodologies, and projecting future environmental transitions pathways accounting for technological, political and social considerations. He has previously worked on Environmental Protection Agency projects 'Developing the Potential of Third-level Campuses as Change Agents in Transition towards Sustainable Communities' and 'Industrial Water 4.0 - A Framework for Catchment-based Digitally Integrated Industrial Water Stewardship'. William is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the research project 'Sustainable construction and Assessment Of the full Lifecycle impact of Irish harvested Wood products (SAOLWood)' funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Research Interests

Research interestes include:
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Material Flow Analysis
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainability Transitions
  • Sustainable Development
  • Society and Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Environmental Management
  • Geoinformatics (GIS)
  • Geoinformation Systems

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2023 University of Limerick - Postdoctoral Researcher
  • 2020 20FIFTY Partners - Senior Researcher

Education

  • 2020 University of Limerick - PhD
  • 2016 University of Limerick - BSc.

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

A methodology for assessing and monitoring risk in the industrial wastewater sector

Anna Trubetskaya;William Horan;Paul Conheady;Ken Stockil;Shane Merritt;Sean Moore; (2021) A methodology for assessing and monitoring risk in the industrial wastewater sector. Water Resources And Industry

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2021

A Methodology for Industrial Water Footprint Assessment Using Energy-Water-Carbon Nexus

Anna Trubetskaya;William Horan;Paul Conheady;Ken Stockil;Sean Moore; (2021) A Methodology for Industrial Water Footprint Assessment Using Energy-Water-Carbon Nexus. Processes

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2021

Developing a Practical Framework of Sustainability Indicators Relevant to All Higher Education Institutions to Enable Meaningful International Rankings

William Horan;Bernadette O'Regan; (2021) Developing a Practical Framework of Sustainability Indicators Relevant to All Higher Education Institutions to Enable Meaningful International Rankings. Sustainability

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2020

A geospatial assessment of the rooftop decarbonisation potential of industrial and commercial zoned buildings: An example of Irish cities and regions

Horan W.;Byrne S.;Shawe R.;Moles R.;O'Regan B. (2020) A geospatial assessment of the rooftop decarbonisation potential of industrial and commercial zoned buildings: An example of Irish cities and regions. Sustainable Energy Technologies And Assessments

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2019

Mapping of sustainability policies and initiatives in higher education institutes

Shawe R.;Horan W.;Moles R.;O'Regan B. (2019) Mapping of sustainability policies and initiatives in higher education institutes. Environmental Science & Policy :80-88

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2019

Development and evaluation of a method to estimate the potential of decarbonisation technologies deployment at higher education campuses

Horan W.;Shawe R.;Moles R.;O'Regan B. (2019) Development and evaluation of a method to estimate the potential of decarbonisation technologies deployment at higher education campuses. Sustainable Cities And Society

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2019

Ireland's transition towards a low carbon society: The leadership role of higher education institutions in solar photovoltaic niche development

Horan W.;Shawe R.;O'Regan B. (2019) Ireland's transition towards a low carbon society: The leadership role of higher education institutions in solar photovoltaic niche development. Sustainability (Switzerland)

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Books

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Book Chapters

2019

National sustainability transitions and the role of university campuses: ireland as a case study

Horan W.;Shawe R.;Moles R.;O’Regan B. (2019) National sustainability transitions and the role of university campuses: ireland as a case study. World Sustainability Series :255-270

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2019

Decarbonisation Roadmap for Universities of the Future

William Horan; Rachel Shawe; Richard Moles; Bernadette O'Regan (2019) Decarbonisation Roadmap for Universities of the Future. Reading : Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited The University of the Future

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Published Reports

2023

Research 435: Industrial Water 4.0: A Framework for Catchment-based Digitally Integrated Industrial Water Stewardship

Colm Gaskin, Ken Stockil, Thomas Track, William Horan, Andres Lucht and Paul Conheady (2023) Research 435: Industrial Water 4.0: A Framework for Catchment-based Digitally Integrated Industrial Water Stewardship. Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland : Environmental Protection Agency

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2019

Research 280: Developing the Potential of Third-level Campuses as Change Agents in Transition towards Sustainable Communities

Bernadette O'Regan, Richard Moles, Rachel Shawe and William Horan (2019) Research 280: Developing the Potential of Third-level Campuses as Change Agents in Transition towards Sustainable Communities. Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland : Environmental Protection Agency

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