Water: educational resources and inspirational stories
|Create Date||19th March 2021|
As an island nation the sea surrounds us, and our landscape holds an intricate network of natural waters. Our rivers, lakes and coasts are some of our most beautiful places, forever changing with the seasons. This leaflet has educational resources and some inspirational stories collected from all around Ireland. This list has been collated by The Water Forum and the EPA to help people understand and connect with their water catchments.
For water, a catchment is an area of land where water is collected by the natural landscape and flows from source though rivers, lakes and groundwater to the sea. Living in a catchment that has healthy waters can help a community to have a better quality of life.
A healthy water catchment provides high-quality drinking water and supports livelihoods like agriculture, recreational angling and water sports. It also supports local ecosystems so that humans, plants, animals, fish and insects that all depend on having healthy water can thrive and flourish.
You can also access an online version of this resource at www.catchments.ie/education
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