EPA National Water Event 2016 - Working Together from Source to Sea, Science to Action

The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting the National water Event again this year. 

The title of this year's Event is "Working Together from Source to Sea - Science to Action

This is a key forum for Local Authorities, Regulators, and Water Professionals to learn about current changes in Ireland's water policy and practices.


Presentations from the event are now available for viewing:


Talks include: 

Session 1  

“Water and Communities in Action” - Matt Shortt, LAWCO

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

"Water as a Public Good - The imperative of Consultation" - Tom Collins, Chair Public Water Forum

Session 2  

“Update on WFD Characterisation” - Jenny Deakin, EPA

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

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

 Session 3

“Farm Sustainability Programme” – Sean Molloy, Glanbia

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

“Enhancing knowledge exchange in Rural Catchments”  -  Owen Carton 

 Session 4

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

“Barriers to progress, migration issues for sediment and species in Irish Rivers”– Brian Coughlan, IFI

“Assessing Environmental Flows to Support Water Resource Management Decision Making” - Greg McCleary, NIEA 

 Session 5

“Wastewater priorities to protect water quality” – Noel Byrne, EPA

“Optimising Wastewater plants” – improving what we have – Denis Maguire, IW

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

 Session 6

“Strategy for managing Pesticides in Source protection areas” – Brian Quinn/Mary McMahon, IW

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

“Communicating Risk” – Eoin O’Neill, UCD 


Event Time: Wednesday 8th June 2016 @ 09:30 - Thursday 9th June @ 13:00

Event Date: 8 June 2016

Location: Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway


To register for this event click here and follow the instructions.

A few notes:

  • Book early to avoid disappointment, this event sold out last year and numbers are limited
  • Delegates seeking accommodation are advised to book early
  • Delegates have the option to pay by credit card, cheque or invoice. All payments must be made in-full prior to the event to guarantee entry
  • Delegates who wish to pay by cheque or invoice must choose 'Other Payment Options' on the registration form and follow the instructions
  • Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before 25th May 2016 will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations received after this date and before 1st June 2016 will be subject to a fee of 50% of the registration cost.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations after 1st June 2016 or for non-attendance. Substitutions received in writing can be made at any time.

Contact Information:

Grooveyard Event Management

Unit 3, Moycullen Business Park



+353 (0) 91 556608