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Better Farming for Water - 8 Actions for Change

Event Time 9.30 AM
Venue Teagasc Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, D15DY05
This national multi-actor campaign focused on improving water quality in Ireland, will be launched by the Minister for Agriculture,Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, T.D.

The national campaign aims to support and accelerate the adoption of actions on all farms to improve all water bodies, where agriculture is a significant pressure, to Good or High ecological status.

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9.30 AM Registration - Tea/Coffee
10.00 AM Welcome Address - Liam Herlihy, Chair, Teagasc Authority
10.05 AM Ministerial Address - Charlie McConalogue, T.D., Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine
10.20 AM National Water Quality Campaign Opening Address - Professor Frank O’Mara, Director of Teagasc
10.35 AM Better Farming for Water, 8-Actions for Change - Dr Daire Ó hUallacháin,
Environment, Soils & Land User Department, Teagasc
Pat Murphy, Head of Environment & Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
10.55 AM

Getting Up & Running - examples of new initiatives underway

Building Awareness of Local Water Quality using new Advisory Resources. Fiona Doolan, Sustainability Advisor, Teagasc

Development and Utilisation of Digital Tools to Enable Better On-Farm Decision Making - Dr Siobhán Jordan, Head of the Technology Transfer and Commercialisation

11.05 AM Panel Discussion and Q&A: Chair Caitriona Morrissey
Better Farming for Water - The Way Forward
• Francie Gorman, IFA President
• Eamonn Carroll, ICMSA Deputy President
• Pat Sheahan, Chair of Dairy Industry Ireland
• Philip Carroll, Chair of Meat Industry Ireland
• Dr Eimear Cotter, Director of Office of Evidence and Assessment at EPA
• Dr Stan Lalor, Director of Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc
11.55 AM Next Steps - Professor Pat Dillon, Director of Research, Teagasc
12.05 PM Refreshments