Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IEP-NRI)

The Institute Of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (IEP-NRI), is a governmental institute in Warsaw, supervised by Ministry of the Environment and own Scientific Board. Institute conducts research studies and application works in following areas: fundaments for environmental policies and strategies; integrated environmental monitoring, especially with regard to environmental degradation processes and effects; major accident risk assessment and management in relation to stationary installation and industrial areas etc.

Institute’s scope of activity also includes: international and national co-operation in field of environmental protection; environmental education; granting technical approvals for manufactured products used for wastewater and sewage sludge treatment; -issuing expertise opinions regarding environmental safety of pesticides before they may be registered in Poland ; development of waste management programmes for industry and regional waste management plans etc.

IEP-NRI cooperates with international and regional organisations working on matters relating to industrial accidents, air and water bodies pollution including relevant institutions of the EC, UNEP, OECD. IEP-NRI has also successfully implemented a significant number of international projects in area of environmental protection under INTERREG IIIA&B, 6FP, 7FP, Civil Protection FI, TACIS, NOP and PNRF.