EPA Water Conference 2024 - Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 June, Galway and online

The EPA Water Conference 2024 is being held on 12 and 13 June, 2024 in Galway and online.

Event Date: June 12, 2024

Event Time: Wednesday 12 June 10:00-17:00 Thursday 13 June 09:30-13:30

Location: Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway and online

A promotional banner for the 2024 EPA Water Conference on 12 and 13 June 2024, in Galway and online. The text is below a photo of the Killarney lakes with a tree in the foreground and mountains in the background.

The 2024 EPA Water Conference is in Galway on 12 and 13 June. 

You can attend register to attend in person or online.

Speakers will share their knowledge on how to protect & improve water quality in Ireland and showcase case studies from around Ireland. You will learn about the state of Ireland's waters, European and national policy, the development of plans and work at national, regional and local scale. 

Talks at the EPA Water Conference 2024

Time Talk Title Speaker

Day One

  Introduction and scene setting   
10:00 Water and biodiversity – plans for the future Minister of State Malcolm Noonan, DHLGH
10:20 European Perspective Trine Christiansen, EEA
10:40 Ireland’s latest water quality indicators Wayne Trodd, EPA
  Water and climate: adaption and resilience    
11:45 Scenario planning and climate adaptation for water  Conor Quinlan, EPA
12:05 HydroPredict: Ensemble River Flow Scenarios for Climate Change Adaptation  Conor Murphy, Maynooth University
12:25 Flood forecasting in Ireland: the story so far Rosemarie Lawlor, Met Éireann
  Water and agriculture: awareness and action   
14:30 Policy Development Bill Callinan, DAFM
14:45 Teagasc’s water quality campaign  Stan Lalor, Teagasc
15:00 The National Agricultural Inspection Programme Ray Cullinane, EPA
15:10 The Water EIP – working with farmers to move beyond compliance Water EIP – speaker tbc
15:20 A data-driven approach to target nitrogen reductions Eoin McAleer, LAWPRO

Day Two

  Water for health  
09:30 Water services – Overview from DHLGH Speaker tbc.
09:50 Rural Water Services Review Jean Rosney, NFGWS
10:05 Drinking Water Source Protection – achieving success together Lorraine Gaston, Uisce Éireann
10:20 The recast Urban Wastewater Directive – the future for wastewater treatment? Carla McNeil, Uisce Éireann
  Ripple effects – learning from people and projects  
11:30 To be confirmed  
11:50 The Burrishole Catchment – what long term monitoring can tell us Elvira de Eyto, Marine Institute
12:05 Dublin Urban Rivers Life Lorraine Beirne, South Dublin County Council
12:20 CatchmentCare: an evidence-based approach to restoring river habitats Sarah McClean, Loughs Agency



This event is Engineers Ireland CPD-approved.

Sessions at EPA Water 2024

Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00

Introduction and scene setting

Wednesday 11:45-13:00

Water and climate: adaption and resilience  

Wednesday 14:30-16:00

Water and agriculture: awareness and action 

Thursday 09:30-11:00

Water for health

Thursday 11:30-13:00

Ripple effects – learning from people and projects  

Join us for #EPAWater2024 

All talks will be added to YouTube after the event.


How to register:


Attendance online at this event is free, but you will need to register using the link below. 


There is a €270 charge for in-person attendance, with a reduced rate for environmental NGOs and those in third level education. There is an additional optional charge for dinner - this is to help us reduce food waste.

All payments must be made in full prior to the conference.

Please do not use EPA bank account details for payments – if paying by PO payment should be to the conference organisers bank account only. Full details are available during the registration process.

Book here: https://morroweventshub.com/environmental-protection-agency/water-conference-2024

Queries: epawater@morrowcommunications.com



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