06 May

Elm Solutions would vote yes

Elm Solutions was founded with particular emphasis on a core set of values. The two most important values we have is; ‘Our People’ and ‘Ethically, always’. Many organisations our employees may have worked with before might have something similar but there is always a question of the practical implementation. No one can say they are acting ethically or really keep the happiness of their employees at the forefront of their thinking whilst remaining silent on one of the most important social injustices in Ireland.

20 Feb

Senior Business Analyst Vacancy

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Are you currently looking for opportunities or a new challenge ? Are you an experienced Business Analyst?

We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst to come and join the team at Elm for an exciting new project. Take a look at the vacancies page below and get in touch if you are ready to join or know someone who is!

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10 Feb

Senior .NET Developer Vacancy

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Everyone is looking for experienced .NET developers these days. But if you are interested in a real challenge, working with the latest technologies and the chance to develop your own ideas in our workshops, then read on!

We are looking for a Senior .NET Developer to come and join the team at Elm for exciting new projects. Take a look at the vacancies page below and get in touch if you are ready to join or know someone who is!

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16 Jan

Apps and Water

A new age of water management

It is really interesting to see apps appearing as day to day tools in the water industry. What would have required desktop applications or complex excel sheets not too long ago, can now be purchased for less than $5 US in most cases. A leading industry publication has listed the 10 most important apps for Drinking Water and Wastewater professionals (link below).

17 Dec

Technology – The Enabler

The effects of climate change are now upon us and will continue to affect us and future generations in major, unpredictable ways. There is a developing consensus in all walks of life that the need for cleaner, greener ways of operating are becoming increasingly urgent. Technology – in all its shapes and colours, is the key enabler for this. Like all tools however, its efficacy depends on the stroke of the user.

In this short article I wish to outline at a high level some of the positive differences that technology can make to large scale projects, their implementation, and the bottom line of business, noting that decisions relating to these matters increasingly involve environmental concerns.

15 Dec

Annual Urban Waste Water Report 2013

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Every year the EPA publish the annual Urban Waste Water report. Usually it is condemned to 12 or so column inches in the corner of page 32. Already this year there has been a spike in reporting on it. Take this article in the Irish Times. Or this one in the Irish Independent. Or even the news report on the evening news of our main broadcaster.

05 Dec

Smart Metering: Measured Opportunities for Water Metering

With the introduction of water charges in Ireland, Irish Water has embarked on the mammoth task of putting water meters into the majority of Irish households by 2016. This initiative began in August 2013 and has been ongoing since. This is not an easy undertaking and it has been made harder by the considerable resistance that there has been to the water charges programme. The people tasked with installing the meters in particular have faced particularly hostile opposition from members of the public in numerous areas around the country which has not made the process any easier.

03 Dec

New Website Launch Announcement

Here at Elm Consulting Group we’re very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website which goes live today. This website was designed and built, (with love and care!) to let our clients and prospective clients learn more about our services, our team and our ethos as well as formally launching our brand and logo. The website will give us a voice and we plan on posting regular blogs on a variety of topics including Environmental Issues, IT Consulting and some general musings on things that we find interesting as we continue our journey with Elm.

As an IT company it was important for us to make information regarding our solutions and services as accessible as possible for all visitors to our site. We always make a point to provide our clients with the most accurate, up-to-date information so there will be regular updates to the site as we continue to evolve. So make sure to keep an eye on our page and we hope you enjoy!

02 Dec

A response to Kathy Sinnott’s article

Having read Kathy Sinnott’s (former MEP) article in the Irish Times dated Friday 21st the need to write a response and clarify the understanding outlined in relation to the Water Framework Directive. As a prelude to the specific questions outlined by Mrs. Sinnott it is worth understanding the premise of what the Water Framework Directive (WFD hereafter) sets out to achieve. There are many directives that come from Europe, and there is no doubt that some of these merely proliferate bureaucracy.

10 Nov

What exactly is a ‘Pressure’?

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What exactly is a ‘Pressure’? It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced environmental aficionado or someone who has never thought about the environment in any great depth, the exact definition of what a Pressure is has never been established and yet it is of critical importance.