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Source to Tap – emerging evidence of the scale of the MCPA pesticide problem in cross-border Irish catchments

Source to Tap are monitoring water quality in the River Derg to gauge the impact of grants given to farmers to help them act to reduce the level of pesticides in drinking water. This monitoring will help establish if the financial incentives for farmers provides a more cost-effective way of reducing pesticide concentrations in drinking water than treatment at the works does. Ensuring the health o...
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Rivers Monitoring Programme

Ireland has more than 73,000 km of river channels. If placed end-to-end, they could encircle the Earth almost twice.  Three-quarters of these channels are very small streams that typically flow into larger rivers. The longest and largest river in Ireland is the Shannon. It runs for more than 360 km from its source to the sea and discharges on average more than 200,000 litres of water per second...
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