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Eastern River Basin District River Basin Management Plan 2009-2015

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Eastern River Basin District River Basin Management Plan 2009-2015

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The Draft River Basin Management Plan for the Eastern River Basin District was issued in December 2008 for a 6 month period of public consultation. The submissions received on the draft Plan have been reviewed and incorporated in this Final River Basin District Management Plan (The Plan) as appropriate.

This Plan draws on the background milestone documents (listed in the bibliography) to describe the actions that are proposed to ensure the necessary
protection of our waters between 2009-2015. It represented a major milestone in the implementation of the Directive and follows on from the previous major elements of work described above. It sets out how the aims and objectives of improving and protecting water quality and ecology in the waters of each river basin district could be achieved, by means of a Programme of Measures.

This Plan was produced jointly by the local authorities and a project team for the Eastern River Basin District.

There are twelve local authorities with lands in the Eastern River Basin District (shown on Map 1.1), and these will be the prime implementing agencies for the actions described in the Plan, although actions will also require the involvement of other state and private organisations. Coordination of these efforts is being developed through an Eastern River Basin District Technical Council which includes all of the local authorities along with agencies responsible for implementing relevant legislation.

Eastern River Basin District River Basin Management Plan.pdf  Download  
Eastern River Basin District River Programmes of Measures.pdf  Download  
ERBD SEA Statement.pdf  Download  
ERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 1.pdf  Download  
ERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 3.pdf  Download  
ERBD SEA Environmental Report Part 2.pdf  Download  
HD Article 6 Assessment ERBD_part2.pdf  Download  
HD Article 6 Assessment ERBD_part1.pdf  Download  
Appendix III Other PP assessment ERBD.pdf  Download  
Appendix II Additional measures assessment ERBD.pdf  Download  
Appendix I Screening Spreadsheet - ERBD.xls  Download  


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 water bodies.

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 Programme.


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.


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.


Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

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.