Catchment News

Catchment Management Network – 2018 meeting presentations

The EPA Catchments Unit held its 2018 annual Catchment Management Network Meeting on 14 November.

All our local authorities and many other public bodies are invited to this meeting to talk about how to protect and improve Ireland’s waters.

1. Water quality and us – Andy Fanning, EPA from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

 

2. River Basin Management Plan: progress on implementation – Martin Hehir, DHPLG from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

3. Boots in the water: LA Waters Programme progress on implementation – Carol McCarthy,LA Waters from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

4.Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advice Programme: delivering better environmental outcomes, collaboratively – Noel Meehan, Teagasc from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

5. Community involvement in implementation of the RBMP – Ann Phelan, Mick Kane, Jimmy McVeigh, LA Waters from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

6. Local Catchment Assessment: guidance and further characterisation – Marie Archbold, EPA from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

7. Rapid Assessment and Small Stream Impact Score – Bryan Kennedy, EPA from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

 

8. Proposed approach for tracking implementation of the RBMP – Eva Mockler, EPA from Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland

 

9. Duncannon Blue Flag farming and communities – Brendan Cooney, Wexford County Council 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 Programme

The Local Authority Waters Programme coordinates the efforts of local authorities and other public bodies in the implementation of the River Basin Management Plan, and supports local community and stakeholder involvement in managing our natural waters, for everyone’s benefit.

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is responsible for coordinating the monitoring, assessment and reporting on the status of our 4,829 water bodies, looking at trends and changes, 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.