The draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) for the second cycle of the Water Framework Directive 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 Authorities Water and Communities Office (LAWCO) convened a series of meetings to engage with communities and other stakeholders, whilst Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council engaged with the Strategic Policy Committee on the Environment and Climate Change. The comments received will now be considered in preparing the final River Basin Management Plan to be published in early 2018, by the Department of Housing Planning & Local Government.
In addition, a characterisation and prioritisation assessment was carried out on all the water bodies within Ireland and a selected number of water bodies were chosen as priority areas for action. These will now be included within the RBMP. The Dodder tributaries and Carrickmines River are to be prioritised in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown administrative area.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown-County Council invites you to an information session to provide feedback on the selected ‘Areas for Action’, details below. A briefing session will be held for Public Representatives in the morning and a public session in the afternoon.The briefing session will consist of a short presentation on the draft River Basin Management Plan consultation, an outline of the ‘Areas for Action’ and the reasons for selection, followed by an opportunity for question and answers.
This is an opportunity for you to express any concerns or comments before the River Basin Management Plan is published.
For further enquires please contact:
Paul Buggy, Senior Executive Engineer
Water Pollution Section
Municipal Services Department