Information meeting on your waterways
Information session on Plans for Waterways in Meath
River Basin Management Plan – Engagement and Feedback on Areas for Action – Information sessions will be held on Thursday 19th October in Buvinda House. This is an opportunity for you to express any concerns or comments before the River Basin Management Plan is published.
WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE (WFD) – RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT PLAN
ENGAGEMENT AND FEEDBACK ON AREAS FOR ACTION
Thursday, 19th October, 2017
Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291.
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 Meath County Council engaged with the Council members and the Environmental Strategic Policy Committee. 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.
In Meath, there are 8 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.
Meath 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.
Times for information sessions on Thursday, 19th October, 2017
- 11:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. with 20 minute presentation from 11.15a.m. for public representatives.
- 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. with 20 minute presentation from 4.15p.m. for the general public.
This is an opportunity for you to express any concerns or comments before the River Basin Management Plan is published.