Work During Level 5 Restrictions.

The Government’s Level 5 plan for living with Covid-19 contains exemptions for essential services. Works relating to water quality and the River Basin Management Planning are essential services. The Local Authority Waters Programme will continue to work in line with Government guidelines and restrictions. During this time: All Community Information Meetings will be held online Read More…

Bellawaddy Catchment

The Bellawaddy catchment is one of 190 areas nationally prioritised to protect and restore our water quality. We wanted to make you aware that Catchment Scientists will be working in the area this year, focusing on the streams and rivers that flow into Killala Bay around Enniscrone Town. A public meeting was held on 11th Read More…

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Local Authority Waters Programme continues to monitor the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 public health emergency and expert advice from the HSE. As the situation unfolds, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our staff and their families, and that of our stakeholders and communities. To that end all of our public engagements Read More…

Community Water Development Fund 2019

The Community Water Development Fund helps local communities deliver projects and initiatives related to water and nature.  These projects deliver local benefits by enhancing the water environment and wider benefits by helping to meet water quality objectives of the national River Basin Management Plan. The fund is open to all community and voluntary groups interested in Read More…

Areas for Action for the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021

The River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021 sets out measures and priorities aimed at ensuring its implementation over the next four years will achieve objectives of the EU Water Framework Directive. To support these objectives the catchment characterisation work undertaken by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has informed criteria for prioritisation for Read More…

River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018 – 2021

The Government published the River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021, which sets out actions that will be taken to improve water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries, groundwater and coastal areas across the entire country. Developing the RBMP involved three separate public consultation processes, as mandated under the EU Water Framework Directive, these were: The Read More…