Catchment News

LA Waters Programme – calendar of public meetings around Ireland

The Local Authority Waters Programme’s supports local communities to get involved in caring for their local waters and to participate in decision making and river basin management plans. This online calendar shows where and when local meetings are coming up in catchments all around Ireland.

We have also added this calendar to the sidebar on our News pages on catchments.ie to make it easier for people to see if meetings are happening soon near them.

LAWPRO Catchment Meetings Calendar

Queries

For queries on these events you can contact the Local Authority Waters Programme

Web: http://watersandcommunities.ie

Email: info@lawaters.ie

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.

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, 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.