EPA Ireland’s Environmental Open Data Portal – data.epa.ie/
This is the Water Framework Directive (WFD) Open Data API which has seven API datasets:
The EPA Water Progamme manage this data via the WFD Application. The EPA provides this information to the public on the catchments.ie website
1st Cycle Water Framework Directive Data – https://www.catchments.ie/download-category/1stcycle20092015/
This is a historical archive for interested parties and holds extensive documentation relating to WFD-related studies and River Basin Management Plans for the First Cycle which ran from 2010-2015.
Hydrometric stations operated by various organisations including the EPA/LAs, OPW, ESB, Waterways Ireland and The Marine Institute can be viewed and queried side-by-side through a single web portal.
All groundwater level data collected by the EPA is also now available through HydroNet for the first time.
The entire EPA hydrometric data archive for both historic and active stations is also now available through this portal on an Open Data basis.
The search functionality has been greatly improved and will contribute towards the Integrated Catchment Management approach as now advocated by the EPA.
Results of biological monitoring from rivers around the country starting in the seventies and continuing right up to today are available on the EPA website. This information is a vital part of assessing WFD Status.
Inland Fisheries Ireland WFD fish Surveys – www.fisheriesireland.ie/what-we-do/research/water-framework-directive-fish-monitoring-programme
The responsibility of monitoring fish for the WFD has been assigned to Inland Fisheries Ireland (previously the Central and Regional Fisheries Boards) with over 300 sites encompassing lakes, rivers and transitional waters (estuaries) being monitored throughout the country on a three year rolling programme.
This geoportal is designed to make data about the environment easier to find, browse and understand. See Maps using the EPA’s web mapping tools, Get Data directly to download and use in your own GIS systems.
Data.gov.ie promotes innovation and transparency through the publication of Irish Public Sector data in open, free and reusable formats.