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The EPA National Water Event is a key forum for Local Authorities, Regulators, and Water Professionals to learn about current changes in Ireland’s water policy and practice.

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8th and 9th June, Galway Bay Hotel


DAY 1

08:30 Registration, Tea & Coffee

09:30 Welcome & Introduction, Matt Crowe, EPA




Session 1: Setting The Scene

Chairperson: Mr. Gerard O'Leary, Director, EPA

09:50 “Water and Communities in Action” - Matt Shortt, LAWC

10:10 “WFD, Planning to Action” - David Harley, SEPA

10:30 "Water as a Public Good -The Imperative of Consultation" - Tom Collins, Chair Public Water Forum

10:50 Panel Discussion

11:00 Tea/Coffee & Networking




Session 2: Water Framework Directive - Science to Action

Chairperson: Andy Fanning, EPA

11:30 “Update on WFD Characterisation” - Jenny Deakin, EPA

11:50 “Developing river trusts in Ireland” - Mark Horton, Rivers Trust

12:10 “Working on a new Programme of Measures” - Pat Duggan, DoECLG

12:30 Panel Discussion

12:45 Lunch




Session 3: Farming and The Enviroment

Chairperson: Patricia Torpey, DAFM

14:00 Farm Sustainability Programme – Sean Molloy, Glanbia

14:20 “Agriculture and water, a personal perspective” – Harold Kingston, Farmer

14:40 “Enhancing Knowledge exchange in Rural Catchments” - Owen Carton

15:00 Panel Discussion

15:15 Tea/Coffee & Networking




Session 4: Healthy Waters

Chairperson: Sinead O'Brien, SWAN

15:40 “The KerryLIFE Freshwater Pearl Mussel Project: The Forestry Perspective” – Kevin Collins, Forestry Service

16:00 “Barriers to Progress, migration issues for sediment and species in Irish Rivers” – Brian Coughlan, IFI

16:20 “Assessing Environmental Flows to Support Water Resource Management Decision Making" - Greg McCleary, NIEA

16:40 Panel Discussion & Close of Day 1




DAY 2

09:00 Registration Day 2, Tea & Coffee




Session 5: Water Services

Chairperson: Cian O'Lionain, Department of The Environment

09:30 Wastewater priorities to protect water quality – Noel Byrne, EPA

10:00 Optimising Wastewater plants – improving what we have – Denis Maguire, IW

10:20 “The Past, present and future of managing Storm Water Overflows in the UK” – Philip Hulme, EA

10:40 Panel Discussion

11:00 Tea/Coffee & Networking




Session 6: Water, A Valued Resource

Chairperson: David Molloy, HSE

11:30 “Strategy for managing Pesticides in Source protection areas” – Brian Quinn & Mary McMahon

11:50 “The Lead Strategy, 1 year on” – Ruth Barrnington, EPA

12:10 “Communicating Risk” – Eoin O’Neill, UCD

12:30 Panel Discussion & Close of Day 2

12:45 Summary & Closing Remarks - Gerald O'Leary

12:45 Lunch








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Salthill

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