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New indicator on pesticides in European waters

New indicator on pesticides in European waters The EEA has published a new indicator that tracks findings of pesticides in Europe’s rivers, lakes and groundwaters. The data, collected from EEA member countries across Europe, shows the share of water bodies where excessive levels of pesticides have been recorded from 2013 to 2019. The data are limited to those pesticides reported by countries to E...
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EPA to use drones to monitor water quality in inaccessible lakes

EPA to use drones to monitor water quality in inaccessible lakes Drones are set to play an increasing role in the monitoring of water quality in Ireland, as a new study demonstrated that the devices are capable of taking samples from remote lakes which are difficult to access by humans. The study, which was commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency, showed that drones could provide...
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NI Water Framework Directive Lake Quality Update 2020 statistics released

Northern Ireland Water Framework Directive Lake Quality Update statistics for 2020 have been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. This statistical report contains summary information on the status of lakes for the three River Basin Districts in Northern Ireland based on data collected up to the end of 2019. Download the report. The key points include:...
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Grim warnings about effect of any major pollution on Lough Mask

An extension to Tourmakeady Sewerage Scheme is vital to protect the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply Scheme, which covers a huge area, a meeting has been told.  This is a highly sensitive environmental area. It is crucially important that this extension takes place,” Councillor Al McDonnell (FF) told a meeting of Castlebar Municipal District (MD). Councillor Joe McHale (Sinn Féin) said it would...
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Minister Commits funding for continued removal of Waterweed from Lough Corrib

Sean Kyne TD, Minister with responsibility for the Inland Fisheries sector, has committed funding of €300,000 for 2019 to ensure Inland Fisheries Ireland’s (IFI) successful operations involving extensive removal of the invasive waterweed, Lagarosiphon Major (L.major), at Lough Corrib, Co. Galway, continue.  Minister Kyne also asked Inland Fisheries Ireland and his Department to continue liaison wi...
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Lakes Monitoring Programme

Ireland has more than 12,000 lakes. Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and contains around 800 billion litres of water, enough to fill more than 300,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Lakes and reservoirs are the main source of drinking water for two million people in Ireland. The Environmental Protection Agency currently reports on the ecological health of over 200 l...
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