The catchments team work with a wide range of organisations both within and outside Ireland. In this video, Eleanor Jennings and Brian MacDonald speak about their own particular areas and how water quality may be improved.
This project is creating tools that can be used to develop catchment and water management policy that is most applicable to Irish conditions. It is looking at potential sources of pollution within a catchment and identifying critical source areas relating to sediment, phosphorus, and pesticides. Participants come from a number of institutions including Durham University, University of Reading, Rothamsted Research, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute and Teagasc. It is led by the UCD Dooge Centre for Water Resources Research and funded by the EPA.
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.
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, UCD, LAWCO and National Rural Network.
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.
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 CFES, Dublin City University Water Institute and University College Dublin are studying a number of sites. Three of these sites are in the Dunleer catchment.