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Risk Assessments (2005)

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Create Date29th August 2005
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Surface_Water_Risk Assessment Checklist March 2005.doc  Download  
Surface_Water_Diffuse_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Point_Source_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Morphology_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Marine_Direct_Impacts_Risk_Assessment.pdf  Download  
Margaritifera_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Lakes_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Hydrology_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Fishing_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
diffuse-pollution-model1.doc  Download  
Bathing_Waters_Risk_Assessment_Guidance.pdf  Download  
Alien_Species_Practitioners_Guidance.pdf  Download  
GW4 Pressures and Impact Methodology.pdf  Download  
GW11 Guidance on Ecosystems.pdf  Download  
GW10 Risk Assessment Methodology Verification.pdf  Download  
GW9 Guidance on Turloughs.pdf  Download  
GW8 Compiled RA Sheets.pdf  Download  
GW7 Point Source Pressures.pdf  Download  
GW6 Groundwater Monitoring.pdf  Download  
GW5 Abstraction Pressures.pdf  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 4,842 water bodies, looking at trends and changes, determining which waterbodies are at risk and what could be causing this, and drafting environmental objectives 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 to protect and restore our waters.