Catchment News

2017 Catchment Management Network Meeting

We would like to thank all the attendees and especially the presenters from this year’s meeting of the Catchment Management Network, which took place on February 24th 2017. The Catchment Management Network consists of the EPA, all of Ireland’s Local Authorities, and other public bodies involved in looking after Ireland’s catchments, sub-catchments and water bodies.

All the presentations are below.

1. Opening Remarks – Andy Fanning from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

2. 2nd Cycle Draft River Basin Management Plan – Colin Byrne from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

3. Outcome of Characterisation to date – Jenny Deakin from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

4. WFD Application update – Brendan Ward from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

5. Catchment Characterisation to inform the River Basin Management Plan – Marie Archbold, Bernie O'Flaherty from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

6. investigative Assessments for evaluating and targeting mitigation measures where needed – Donal Daly from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

7. Urban Pathways and Pressures – John Stack from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

8. National Dairy Sustainability Initiative – Joe Crockett from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

9. New Forestry measures to promote water quality – Kevin Collins from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

10. Preperation of the Flood Risk Management Plans – Mark Adamson from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

11. Regional water and environment committees – Brendan McGrath from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

12. Community Water Officer introductions – Sheevaun Thompson from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

 

13. Engaging with Local Communities – Fran Igoe from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

Who is involved?

Quite simply, everyone in Ireland has a role to play. This can be from something as simple as making sure you don’t pollute your local stream, or a local community working together to establish a Rivers Trust to enhance the rivers and lakes in their area, to a Government Department or Agency helping a Minister implement a new policy to help protect and enhance all our waterbodies.

This website has been developed and is maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency, and is a collaboration between the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office.

LAWCO

Local Authority Waters and Communities Office

The Waters and Communities Office has been established to carry out public consultation and engagement, and to coordinate the activities of all 31 local authorities in areas connected with the Water Framework Directive.

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is responsible for coordinating the monitoring, assessment and reporting on the status of our 4829 waterbodies, looking at trends and changes and determining which waterbodies are at risk and what could be causing this, and drafting environmental objectives and measures for each.

DECLG

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

The Department is responsible for making sure that the right policies, regulations and resources are in place to implement the Water Framework Directive, and developing a River Basin Management Plan and Programme of Measures that will be implemented after public consultation, and sign off by the Minister.