Bathing Water Quality In Ireland 2018

A report for the year 2018, May 2019

Year: 2019

The 2018 EPA Bathing Water report sets out bathing water quality at Ireland's beaches during the long hot summer of 2018.

2017 Water Indicators Infographic

Year: 2018

Infographic highlighting some key information from Water Quality in 2017: an indicators report

Water Quality in 2017: an indicators report

Water Quality in 2017: an indicators report

Year: 2018

These water quality indicators present the current situation, an indication of recent change and, where possible, longer term trends. These trends provide information on the improvement or deterioration in aspects of water quality and help us decide what actions to take to protect and improve water quality. The indicators have been set out in a ‘stand-alone’ fashion so that a concise assessment is available for each.

Water Quality in 2016

An Indicators Report , June 2018

Year: 2018

This report provides timely, scientifically sound information on water quality to inform decision makers as well as the public using a series of water quality indicators.

Bathing Water Quality In Ireland 2017

A report for the year 2017, May 2018

Year: 2018

This report presents the fourth assessment of Ireland’s 142 bathing waters identified under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008.

National Hydrometric Monitoring Programme 2018 - 2021

Year: 2018

The report sets out the rationale for the National Hydrometric Programme and incorporates river flow and lake level monitoring. Reviews of international hydrometric practice in Scotland, Wales and New Zealand and a technical review of the EPA/LA hydrometric network are included as appendices.

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National Hydrometric Monitoring Programme 2018 - 2021

Year: 2018

The report sets out the rationale for the National Hydrometric Programme and incorporates river flow and lake level monitoring. Reviews of international hydrometric practice in Scotland, Wales and New Zealand and a technical review of the EPA/LA hydrometric network are included as appendices.

Marine Phytoplankton - Fact Sheet

This Plain English fact sheet outlines the work done by the EPA in monitoring phytoplankton in Ireland's marine environment. , February 2018

Year: 2018

The EPA and the Marine Institute sample phytoplankton in estuaries and coastal waters around Ireland. They carry out sampling three times during the summer and once during winter. At each location, they take water samples just below the surface and above the seabed. They use the samples to assess how much phytoplankton is in the water and what species are present.

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Marine Monitoring Fact sheet

This Plain English fact sheet outlines the work done by the EPA in monitoring Ireland’s marine environment. , February 2018

Year: 2018

Ecologically healthy marine waters are a valuable natural resource. They support a rich and diverse range of ecosystems, habitats and species, and they are also a source of food – from wild fisheries and aquaculture. They are also important for recreational activities and tourism.

Water Quality in Ireland 2010-2015

Year: 2017

The quality of our surface waters has remained relatively static since 2007–2009 and improvements, planned for under the first river basin management cycle, have not been achieved.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2012

Results of the 2012 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2012.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2011

Results of the 2011 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2011.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2010

Results of the 2010 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2010.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2009

Results of the 2009 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2009.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2008

Results of the 2008 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2008.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2007

Results of the 2007 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2007.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2006

Results of the 2006 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2006.

Interim Report on the Biological Survey of River Quality - 2005

Results of the 2005 Investigations, May 2017

Year: 2017

This report presents the results of the biological river quality investigations carried out in the year 2005.

Bathing Water Quality in Ireland

A Report for the Year 2016, May 2017

Year: 2017

The quality of Ireland’s bathing waters remains very high with 93% of identified bathing waters (130 of 140) meeting the minimum EU standards for ‘Sufficient’ water quality over the four year assessment period 2013-2016. Full details can be viewed in the downloaded report.

A framework to assist Local Authorities in the assessment of submissions for the identification of new bathing waters

Document is to assist local authorities in the submissions for the identification of new bathing waters, July 2016

Year: 2016

This document presents a framework to assist local authorities in their assessment of submissions for the identification of new bathing waters in accordance with the requirements of the Bathing Water Regulations (SI No. 79 of 2008) which transpose Directive 2006/7/EC.

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