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Catchments Newsletter: sharing science and stories. Winter 2018.

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Catchments Newsletter: sharing science and stories. Winter 2018.

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Winter 2018 Catchments Newsletter

The Winter 2018 Catchments Newsletter looks at:

  • Waters and Communities: news from around the country
    • Cavan: protecting drinking water from pesticides
    • Donegal: Source to Tap and Slow the Flow
    • Dublin: World Water Day and Dublin Water Action Day
    • Galway: Cuan Beo and Galway Bay, celebrating the River Nanny,  The Irish Workhouse Centre, and Glenamaddy Tidy Town's Turlough
    • Mayo: Castlebar Community Clean, and Ballina Salmon Festival
    • Westmeath: Athlone’s community spirit, and St. Joseph’s Foroige, Streamstown
  • Understanding our catchments: Water Framework Directive characterisation
  • The River Basin Management Plan, 2018-2021
  • The Local Authority Waters Programme Catchment Assessment Team
  • Significant Pressures: selected summaries
    • Agriculture
    • Hydromorphology
    • Forestry
    • Peat
    • Urban Waste Water
    • Invasive Species
  • Telling stories with data
  • Local Catchment Assessments - the next step in characterising our catchments
  • Map: Priority Areas for Action, 2018-2021

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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.