EPA and Dublin Science Gallery to hold free water lecture

10 Jan 2012

Impact of a water droplet

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Dublin’s Science Gallery are holding a free public lecture called Watertight: the future of Irish water, this coming Thursday (12 January) at 6pm.

The hour-long lecture, that will be held at the Science Gallery, will explore issues such as smart water metering and charges that Ireland is facing.

The event is part of Science Gallery’s ‘Surface Tension: The Future of Water’ exhibition, which is running right now. It will be hosted by EPA director Micheal O’Cinneide and Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye.

Sinead O’Brien of SWAN (Sustainable Water Network) and Ciaran Fallon of Dublin City Council will also discuss possible directions that water resource management will take in Ireland in the future.

Right now, the average water usage per person in Ireland is around 150 litres. “

The EU Water Framework Directive legislation requires governments to take a ‘holistic’ approach to managing their waters. It applies to rivers, lakes, groundwater, estuaries and coastal waters. Under the directive, EU member states must aim to achieve good status in all waters by 2015. See the Irish Water Framework Directive website for more information.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic