The Local Authority Waters programme is a shared service of all Local Authorities in the country, working with local communities, relevant stakeholders and state agencies to develop and implement River Basin Management Plans in Ireland, in line with the EU Water Framework Directive.
The Stories from the Waterside was a fantastic opportunity for us to engage with people during the Covid 19 lockdown in 2020. The huge public response to the competition and the wide range of themes illustrate just how important water is, not just as a utility, but also how it connects with us at a much deeper level. We would encourage all with an interest in water to get actively involved. Volunteering is a great way to do this. Engaging in public consultations such as the River Basin Management planning is important too, as it informs decision making at the local and national level.
The draft River Basin Management Plan is currently open for consultation. LAWPRO will be hosting a series of online meetings where people can learn more about the plan and how to make submissions and comments. For a list of meetings in your area click here -> RBMP Meetings
We also have an interactive Virtual Consultation Room where you can find out more information and make a submission. To visit the room please click here -> VCR
For more information on getting involved check out www.lawaters.ie