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Science Week with An Foram Uisce: The magic of water
For this year’s Science Week, An Fóram Uisce has collaborated with academics and experts to prepare 3 short videos on The Magic of Water – the physical, chemical and ecological properties of water and what these tell us about our environment.
The theme of this year’s Science Week is Choosing our Future, exploring how science can help us make positive choices that will impact on the environment, our health and our quality of life.
In Phenomenal physics and Curious chemistry, Padraic Creedon and Professor John Stephens use simple experiments and illustrations to explore the different physical and chemical properties of water such as density, salinity (how salty the water is) and pH (the water’s acidity). Water’s actions and reactions are tried and tested with very colourful results.
In Ecological wonder Dr Suzanne Linnane and Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens investigate river habitats to see what lives among the stones below the surface of the water and they identify the small animals (invertebrates) that can indicate good water quality.
We learn how important it is to help protect our waters, which are a treasure for us all to enjoy.
An Fóram Uisce is a statutory body, established in June 2018, to provide a platform for public engagement on all matters relating to water as an environmental, social and economic resource. An Fóram provides an opportunity for stakeholders to debate and analyse a range of issues with regard to water quality, rural water concerns, issues affecting customers of Irish Water and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021.