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‘And a river runs through it’ – Eco Eye looks at the Blackwater River Catchment
On March 1st 2016 Eco Eye’s Anja Murray looked at the Blackwater River, examining it as a microcosm of many of Ireland’s water catchments. The episode explored some of the issues affecting rivers and communities throughout the country. She followed the water from source to sea, looking at the impacts on the river and the people that rely on it.
This episode covered how water is not just essential for our health and quality of life, but how communities all over Ireland rely on the ecosystem services provided by our rivers and streams. The Duhallow community on the Blackwater River understand that the river itself is the lifeblood of their community.
These communities way of life relies on the health of the river and they have taken extraordinary steps to protect this river catchment. They know that the economy and livelihoods of this community rely on the water that runs through its heart.