Draft River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021

Title: Areas for Action in Kerry: Public Information and Feedback Session

Location: The Rose Hotel Tralee,

Date: Wednesday October 18th

Time: 7.00pm

 The draft River Basin Management Plan 2018 – 2021 was published on the 28th February 2017, for a six month public consultation period, this ended on the 31st August. During this time the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office (LAWCO) convened a series of meetings to engage with communities and other stakeholders. The comments received will now be considered in preparing the final River Basin Management Plan to be published in early 2018.

In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency, Local Authorities and public authorities have engaged in Catchment Assessment Workshops throughout the country during 2016 and 2017 to characterise water bodies and assess pressures on river, lake, coastal, transitional and groundwater water bodies. In every county ‘Areas for Action’ were identified using the scientific, technical and local knowledge of the relevant agencies. Maps of these areas are available to be viewed at http://watersandcommunities.ie/areas-for-action/. Basic measures will continue to be conducted on all waterbodies as per the statutory requirements, as is currently the case.

The information session to facilitate engagement and feedback on Kerry’s ‘Areas for Actions’ will take place at the Rose Hotel in Tralee, on October 18th at 7.00pm.  A similar meeting is being held in each county.  Feedback on the areas for action is invited up to 2nd November 2017 and a form will be available at the meeting.

 

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie