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Water Quality Monitoring Report on Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations in Irish Waters 2021

This report provides an update on the results of water quality monitoring to support the assessment of the impact of the nitrate’s derogation on Irish waters, as required under Regulation 38 of the European Union (Good Agricultural Practices for the Protection of Waters) (Amendment) Regulations. , November 2022

Year: 2022

The data contained in this report finds that nitrate concentrations remain too high in rivers, groundwater and estuaries in the south east and along the southern seaboard. Nationally, although there has been year on year fluctuation in the average nitrate concentration, its apparent that average nitrate concentrations have increased in the last decade in all water types. Compared to a decade ago, on average, approximately an additional 6,000 tonnes of nitrogen is now being discharged to marine waters in the south east and along the southern seaboard of Ireland each year.

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Climate Change's Four Irelands

An Audience Segmentation Analysis, November 2022

Year: 2022

This segmentation report is an analysis of the EPA Climate Change in the Irish Mind survey published in 2021, in partnership with Yale University. The report shows that the Irish population can be categorised into four distinct audiences based on attitudes about climate change. The classification shows that the audiences strongly differ on their knowledge, levels of worry, and willingness to take direct action on climate change. The four groups representing a spectrum of views about climate change are identified as the Alarmed, Concerned, Cautious and Doubtful.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - October 2022

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for October 2022, November 2022

Year: 2022

Hydrology Summary Bulletin outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland for the month.

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Urban Waste Water Treatment in 2021

Year: 2022

This report provides an overview of urban waste water treatment in Ireland during 2021. It identifies the priority issues that must be addressed to protect our environment from the harmful effects of waste water discharges.

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Water Quality in Ireland 2016 – 2021 Summary Report

Year: 2022

This report provides summary information on the status of our rivers, lakes, estuaries, coastal waters (known collectively as surface waters) and groundwaters. It is based on information collected over a 6-year period from 2016 to 2021 under Ireland’s national water quality monitoring programme from over 4,000 surface water bodies and 514 groundwater bodies. It highlights changes in the condition of these waters, identifies the main problems causing water quality issues and sets out what actions need to be taken to protect this important national resource.

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Water Quality in Ireland 2016 – 2021

Year: 2022

This report sets out the latest assessment of the health of Ireland’s rivers, lakes, canals, groundwaters, transitional (estuaries) and coastal waters. The analysis is based on the assessment of over 4,000 surface water bodies and 514 groundwater bodies over the period 2016-2021.

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Smart Garage Guide

Year: 2022

This guide promotes good environmental practice in Garages and provides information on how to comply with legislation relating to garage and vehicle servicing operations.

SEA of Local Authority Land Use Plans - EPA Recommendations and Resources

Year: 2022

This document forms part of submissions we make on Local Authority land-use plans undergoing strategic environmental assessments (SEA). It includes: key environmental recommendations to consider; information on recently published relevant EPA reports; and links to useful environmental resources for Local Authorities carrying out SEA of land-use plans. It is updated regularly and was last updated on the 6th October 2022.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - September 2022

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for September 2022, October 2022

Year: 2022

Hydrology Summary Bulletin outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland for the month.

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Air quality in Ireland 2021

Year: 2022

Air quality in Ireland is generally good, however, there are concerning localised issues that are impacting negatively on the air we breathe. Ireland met all of its EU legal requirements in 2021, but it did not meet the new health-based WHO guidelines in 2021. Ireland and Europe should move towards achieving the health-based WHO air quality guidelines.

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Good Practice Guidance Note on SEA in Water Sector

Year: 2022

This guidance note aims to provide good practice guidance and ideas on how to carry out strategic environmental assessment (SEA) of water sector plans in Ireland.

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Factsheet on Packaging Waste in Ireland in 2020

Year: 2022

This factsheet presents a summary overview of packaging waste generation and management in Ireland in 2020.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - August 2022

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for August 2022, September 2022

Year: 2022

Hydrology Summary Bulletin outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland for the month.

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Hydrology Summary Bulletin - July 2022

Hydrology bulletin on rainfall, river flows, lake levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows for July 2022, August 2022

Year: 2022

Hydrology Summary Bulletin outlining the flows in rivers, rainfall, lake and turlough levels, groundwater levels and spring outflows of over 300 stations across Ireland for the month.

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Ireland's Provisional Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990-2021

Year: 2022

The EPA has produced provisional estimates of greenhouse gas emissions for the time period 1990-2021

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