Submission to the DHLGH on the Review of the Strategy of Statement 2021-2025
Preliminary Review of the Water Services Policy Statement,
Irish Water Southwest Regional Water Resources Plan,
draft River Basin Management Plan 2022-2027,
draft 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan,
A Framework for Integrated Land and Landscape Management (FILLM),
Research Tender: Public Participation for Water Quality
Research Application: Public Participation for Water Quality
Policy Coherence and Conflicts and Water and Environmental Management, March 2022
A Framework for Improving Domestic Water Conservation, November 2021
Invasive Alien Species in the Republic of Ireland: Policy Recommendations for their Management Report, May 2021
Optimising Water Quality Returns from Peatland Management while delivering co-benefits for Biodiversity and Climate, March 2021
Webinar on Peatlands Management for water outcomes:
Webinar Session 1 – Research findings
Webinar Session 2 – Community practice
Webinar on Public Participation in catchment management:
Webinar Session 1 – Participative approaches
Webinar Session 2 – Participation in practice
Webinar on the Reform of CAP for water quality outcomes:
Webinar presentation & Panel Discussion
Welcome to the An Fóram Uisce – the Water Forum website.
The National Water Forum, as the only statutory body established to advise the Minister on water policy and management in Ireland, provides stakeholder input into policy development. With 26 members representing sectors such as agriculture, business, industry, education, community and voluntary, environmental NGOs, fishing, recreation, trade unions and Irish Water Consumers a wide variety of perspectives are facilitated to contribute to policy.
Policy positions are grounded in the most recent scientific data, input from agency experts, academic knowledge and commissioned research and consensus is achieved through dialogue and informed debate. The diverse primary views find common ground on policies, technical, governance and community solutions to provide a strong independent voice on water quality, water conservation and future proofing.
We communicate our positions through policy submissions, webinars, conferences, workshops and newsletters. We publish research reports and education and awareness resources and all are available on this website.
Our fundamental aim is to strengthen democratic input into decision making regarding water as a fundamental asset and to protect this precious gift for future generations to enjoy.
Dr Matt Crowe
An Fóram is the only statutory body representative of all stakeholders with an interest in the quality of Ireland’s water bodies. It consists of 25 members representing a wide range of organisations with direct connections to issues relating to water quality and also public water consumers. Approximately 50 different organisations were involved in the nomination of the members.