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Public Consultation – Ireland’s 2022-2027 River Basin Management Plan

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) has published a document outlining the Significant Water Management Issues for the third River Basin Management Plan for Ireland for public consultation. Why is this consultation being launched? Ireland is currently in the early stages of preparing the third cycle River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) under the Water Framework Di...
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River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2022-2027 – public consultation

Mr. Eoghan Murphy T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the draft timetable and work programme for the third-cycle River Basin Management Plan 2022 – 2027., The six-month public consultation runs to the 28th June 2019. The timetable and work programme sets out the main steps and milestones in the three year process of preparing Ireland’s third River B...
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Pollutions levels examined in Lough Melvin

Lough Melvin is one of the first of Leitrim’s lakes to be investigated in relation to pollution by the new River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 -2021.  Director of Services Vincent Dwyer outlined a few different programmes currently overseeing Leitrim Lakes.  There is the Department of Planning’s River Basin Management Plan, Teagasc’s new advisory support programme and the council’s sta...
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New Local Authority Waters Programme Catchment Assessment Team announced

Ireland’s River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021 was launched in April 2018, setting out measures to be implemented over the next four years, and a new approach for the protection and management of our rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters. This new approach will involve closer collaboration between Local Authorities and state agencies. Underpinning this second cycle River Basin Manageme...
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Roll out of Sustainability Support & Advisory Programme announced

The Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed TD, has announced the roll-out of an innovative collaboration between Government and industry delivering 30 new ‘Agricultural Sustainability Advisors’ to work with farmers across the country.  These advisors will oversee the implementation of a Programme aimed at encouraging sustainable farming, while meeting stringent water quality re...
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Main pressures on water in the EU are nutrient loading and abstraction

The new CAP has greater ambitions for climate action and environmental care including water, according to Gerard Shortle, DG Environment, European Commission. Speaking at National Agri-Environment conference in Galway recently he said the main pressures on water in the EU are nutrient loading (N&P) and abstraction.  "There is a decreasing tend in nutrient loading - more so for phosphorus th...
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River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021

River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021 - With effective implementation, we can expect to see the Plan’s ambitious suite of measures translated into tangible improvements in water quality in over 700 water bodies. The investment of €1.7 billion in waste-water infrastructure over the period of this Plan to 2021 will see over 250 projects in urban areas progressed. Over the same period, we will tak...
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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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River Basin Management Plan 2018-2021 Launched

Plan to result in the protection and improvement of water quality in approximately 726 water bodies in Ireland €1.7 billion investment in urban waste water treatment infrastructure by 2021 New Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme to promote best agricultural practice regarding water quality in 190 targeted areas River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for 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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