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Alien species and the EU Water Framework Directive: a comparative assessment of European approaches

Although the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) does not refer explicitly to alien species (AS), it is clear that invasive AS (IAS) are considered a pressure on WFD water bodies. This article discusses the results of a questionnaire sent to all EU Member States, demonstrating considerable variability in the way that AS data are used in implementing the WFD. Responses were received from 18 co...
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More action needed to tackle mixtures of chemicals in Europe’s waters

Despite successes in addressing some of the most hazardous chemicals, more attention is needed to address the danger posed by the 'cocktail effect' of lower concentrations of chemicals in European lakes, rivers and other surface water bodies, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today. Europe-wide action to prevent and reduce some of the most hazardous chemicals from...
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Engineers Ireland State of Ireland 2018 – A Review of Infrastructure in Ireland. Water Resources

Engineers Ireland launched their 'State of Ireland 2018 - A Review of Infrastructure in Ireland' report yesterday which was carried out by two expert advisory panels made up of 40 engineering experts, in conjunction with a survey of 1,000 Chartered Engineers across Ireland. The report found that only 20% of engineers in Ireland think the country’s water and wastewater systems are in good condit...
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Report shows EU’s lakes, rivers, & waters fail to meet minimum environmental water quality standards

EU Member States have made marked efforts to improve water quality, by improving wastewater treatment and lowering the runoff of pollutants from farmland, according to the EEA report European waters — assessment of status and pressures 2018. Measures have also been taken to make barriers passable to migrating fish and restore degraded aquatic ecosystems. While Europe’s ground water bodies, like...
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Users of more than 25,000 litres of water per day to register with the EPA

Last week, Cabinet approved the introduction of Water Environment (Abstractions) Bill for early next year.  This bill will require users of more than 25,000 litres of water per day to register with the EPA for this first time. The bill is designed to establish how much water is being used in the country by organisations and individuals who are extracting water from their own private supplies. Ir...
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Community Water Fund 2018 open for applications

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The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office are pleased to announce the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 28th May at 19.00hrs. The Community Water Development Fund aims to support communities in progressing water related projects and initiatives, delivering benefits locally whil...
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