Heritage Week took place this year from 17- 25 August.…
Water Forum webinar, Friday 21 May: managing peatlands to improve water quality, climate change mitigation and biodiversity
The webinar will provide an opportunity to disseminate and discuss research commissioned by An Fóram Uisce on how peatlands need to be managed to improve water quality and the how community engagement is essential to realise positive environmental outcomes.
Session 1: Dr Florence Renou-Wilson and Dr David Wilson will present research on how peatlands can be managed to improve water quality.
Dr Derek Mc Loughlin will discuss the practical application of results based payments for environmental outcomes in peatlands.
Session 2: Kate Flood will present on the Cultural ecosystem services and social values provided by peatlands along with contributions from Chris Uys of Abbeyleix Bog project and Tina Claffey, award winning photographer.
Registration: You can register for free at this link
|10:00||Welcome and introduction Prof. Tom Collins, Chair of An Fóram Uisce|
|Session 1: Managing peatlands to improve water quality, climate change mitigation and biodiversity|
|10:15||An introduction to peatlands; natural, degraded and rewetted – Dr Florence Renou-Wilson, UCD|
|10:30||Carbon cycling in natural, drained, and rewetted peatlands – Dr David Wilson, Earthy Matters|
|10:45||Blanket bog management and Results-based Payment Schemes (RBPS) – Dr Derek McLoughlin, Wild Atlantic Nature LIFE IP|
|11:00||Questions and answers|
|Session 2: Cultural ecosystems services and the social values of peatlands|
|11:30||Cultural ecosystems services and the social value of peatlands – Kate Flood, NUIG|
|11:45||Community-led conservation at Abbeyleix bog, for the common good – Chris Uys, Abbeyleix Bog project|
|12:00||Otherworldly wonders of the bog – Tina Claffey, award-winning Irish nature photographer|
|12:10||Questions and answers|
|12:30||Closing address: Professor Tom Collins, Chair, An Fóram Uisce|