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Lake Sampling in Co. Meath

Lake Sampling in Co. Meath Vytautas Sakinis (pictured) and John Lyons of Verde Environmental Consultants undertaking sampling of Lough Owel, Co. Westmeath under  the Water Framework Directive. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the development of River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) on a cyclical basis, and the establishment of Programmes of Measures (POMs) based on these plans. RBMP...
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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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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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