Call for Research: Peatland Management

An Fóram Uisce requests submissions to undertake research on peatland management in the Republic of Ireland entitled "Optimising Water Quality Returns from Peatland Management while Delivering Co-benefits for Climate and

Eco Eye: On the waterfront

The EcoEye team went to meet communities across Ireland who are taking action to protect our water resources. Anja Murray visits the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to speak with Trish

51% Failure rate on septic tanks

51% of tested septic tanks have failed with 26% posing a risk to human health in 2019 the EPA reported this week. Currently, approximately 1000 tests are carried out each

EPA Hydrology Bulletin June 2020

The EPA published their second Hydrology Bulletin today for the month of June. Key findings include: River flows Mean river flows were low in the east, southeast and Shannon regions

EPA Drinking Water Quality report

An Fóram Uisce  welcomes The EPA Drinking Water Quality in Public Supplies Report 2019 released today. While some of the findings are welcome such as the fact that 99.9% of

The Story of Water to air on 7th July

The Story of Water documentary will air Virgin Media One next Wednesday 7th July. The film provides an opportunity to learn more about Ireland’s water resources, networks and the need

WFD will remain in its current form

An Fóram Uisce, welcomes the EU Commissioner for Environment Ocean and Fisheries, Virginius Sinkevičus, announcement that ‘the WFD is an essential piece of EU environmental legislation and will stay in

SWMI consultation extended to 7th August 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the restrictions people faced during the public consultation period, Mr. Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has announced an extension to the

New Private Well grants

New Private Well grants launched The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government have launched a grant for rehabilitation of private wells. Approximately 11% of Irish people get their water

An Fóram welcomes new DWWTS Grant

The Regulation of Domestic Waste-Water Treatment Systems (DWWTS) (2012) govern the operation and maintenance of septic tank systems. In order to work effectively, DWWTS need to be maintained and desludged

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