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Hot Weather and the Environment – pressure on water resources

The good weather highlights our relationship with the environment, an environment which seems to be growing ever more fragile as the effects of climate change become more pronounced. The pressure on water resources is a case in point. A hose pipe ban is likely to be extended to more parts of the country as the dry spell continues.  Our usage and reliance on water is something that we do take fo...
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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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EU acts to improve water quality and reduce plastic pollution

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The move is aimed at improving confidence in local tap water and wean people off bottles, which are among the most common plastic items found on European beaches.  The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water. The European Commission said the rules will oblige the b...
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