Tuesday 17th October, 2017, Level 2 Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare
An information day to facilitate engagement on the 'Recommended Priority Water Bodies for Action', and feedback on the River Basin Management Plan Public Consultation meetings, will take place from 9.00am until 7.00pm on 17th October 2017 in Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare.
The EPA, local authorities and public authorities have engaged in Catchment Assessment Workshops throughout the country during 2016 and 2017 to characterise waterbodies and assess pressures on river, lake, coastal, transitional and groundwater water bodies. In Kildare, there are 6 no. 'Recommended Priority Waterbodies for Action' which were identified following the assessment of all available scientific and technical data from the relevant agencies and also using local knowledge
The draft River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021 was published in February 2017 and was on public consultation until 31st August 2017.
Presentations were made on the Draft Plan to the Council, Strategic Policy Committee and a number of Public Meetings were held throughout the county to engage with communities and other stakeholders.
To further facilitate public engagement, information and mapping will be available to view from 9.00am until 7.00pm, with a briefing session for Public Representatives to be held at 12 noon and members of the public at 6.00pm. In conjunction with LAWCO (Local Authority Water and Communities Office) the briefing session will consist of short presentations on the 'Recommended Priority Water Bodies for Action', and feedback from the River Basin Management Plan public consultation meetings.
There will be an opportunity throughout the day for discussion and to review the information on view which will include maps identifying each 'Recommended Priority Waterbodies for Action' and the rationale used in their selection.
The Information Day will conclude at 7.00pm.
Feedback will be recorded on the day.
Chance to win boat trips on River Barrow and Grand Canal with Athy Boat Tours and Barge Trip Canal Cruising (Sallins) for everyone attending our Information Day- www.AthyBoatTours.com and www.bargetrip.ie