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Collaboration

ACP staff and students work with a wide range of organisations and institutions, both within and outside Ireland. Many of the challenges to water quality are not unique to Ireland and solutions will increasingly come from collaboration between the various bodies with an interest in this area.  Please contact the Communications Officer if you would like more information.

INSPIRATION

A Marie Curie initiative, this is a Europe-wide research network focused on all aspects of soil and groundwater remediation. It will provide advanced training to early-stage researchers related to the sustainable intensification of agriculture and develop low-technology management solutions. The project is working with a range of bodies across nine European countries and the Castledockerell catchment is one of the study sites. The other catchments are located in Belgium, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.

WaterMARKE

Co-funded by the EPA and DAFM, this project approaches the issue of water quality from the scientific, institutional and behavioural perspectives. Crossing over between research and knowledge transfer, there are a wide range of bodies involved including UCG, UCDLAWCO and National Rural Network.

WaterProtect

This project is developing new solutions and tools where nutrients and/or pesticides from intensive agriculture may affect the quality of the water for drinking water production. It is working in Action labs or catchments in seven EU states: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and in Ireland, two ACP sites.

COSAINT

This project is assessing the effect of cattle access to watercourses on water quality and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. Led by Teagasc, researchers from Dundalk Institute of Technology CFESDublin City University Water Institute and University College Dublin are studying a number of sites. Three of these sites are in the Dunleer catchment.