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Catchments Newsletter – sharing science and stories. Spring 2018.

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Spring 2018 Catchments Newsletter

The Spring 2018 Catchments Newsletter looks at:

  • Ireland's freshwaters: a world of wonder and discovery awaits you
  • News and events:
    • Cool Planet Experience launched in Wicklow
    • Source to Tap in Erne and Derg catchments
    • Tidy Towns: Waters and Communities Special Award, and celebrating community success in Ashbourne
    • River Explorers by Leave No Trace
    • Teagasc Agricultural Catchments join Twitter
    • Hydrogeologist field trip report
  • Poster: How you can Clean, Check Dry your wet gear to help save the White-clawed Crayfish
  • AranLIFE: working in the present, building for the future
  • Results-based payments for farming: delivering high quality biodiversity and other public goods
  • Time to rewild? - a view from across the Irish sea
  • Smart Farming Case Study
  • Using reverse auctions to support delivery of catchment off-sets
  • It's all about the algae

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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 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.