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

Farming for Nature

  Teagasc and the National Parks and Wildlife Service have recently published Farming for Nature: the role of results-based payments is an edited book that collates several Irish experiences of

Water Conservation

Irish Water have launched a campaign to Save Water by urging 'Hand-washing over power-washing'.  It estimates that each person is using up to 24 litres of water more each day

Concern for Ireland’s Waters

Recent research by NUI Galway  reported the presence of genetic markers for toxic bacteria in 49 out of 75 samples of recreational waters classed as good or excellent quality. This

EC Evaluation of the impact of CAP on water

The EC Commission have recently published ‘An Evaluation of the impact of CAP on water’ The EU agricultural sector is dependent on the availability of the water resources, but it

Briefing Note on Public Participation

  An Fóram Uisce Briefing Note based on commissioned research and review of the literature, that provides recommendations regarding the design and facilitation of effective public engagement in water management

Environmental Attitudes Infographic

An EPA/ Red C (January 2020) online opinion poll of 1019 adults over 18 years on attitudes to the environment show that water quality is considered the most pressing environmental

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