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Public Information and Feedback Sessions: Recommended Areas for Action
The draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for the second cycle of the Water Framework Directive was published on the 28th February 2017, for a six month public consultation period.
This public consultation ended on the 31st August. During this time the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office convened a series of meetings to engage with communities and other stakeholders. The comments received will now be considered in preparing the final River Basin Management Plan to be published in early 2018, by the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government.
In addition, a characterisation and prioritisation assessment was carried out on all the water bodies within Ireland and a selected number of water bodies were chosen as priority areas for action. These will be included within the River Basin Management Plan. Local authorities will be holding public information sessions to provide feedback on the selected ‘Areas for Action’.
The briefing session will consist of a short presentation on the draft River Basin Management Plan consultation, an outline of the ‘Areas for Action’ and the reasons for selection, followed by an opportunity for question and answers. This is an opportunity for you to express any concerns or comments at this stage before the River Basin Management Plan is finalised.
There will be one meeting per local authority and meetings scheduled are listed on the Waters and Communities office website. For more information please contact your relevant local authority.