WaterProtect - Irish Actionlab

Our Objective

The objective of WATERPROTECT is to create an integrated multi-actor participatory framework including innovative instruments that enable monitoring, financing and implementation of effective management practices and measures for the protection of water sources. The Irish Actionlab (one of seven labs across the EU ) is led by Teagasc in collaboration with the Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP) , Wexford County Council, Glanbia and Ulster University is aimed at assessing the efficacy, uptake and implementation of mitigation measures, to protect water resources in a rural agricultural environment.

Our Partners

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Supportive Stakeholders

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  • New Post-doc appointed on WaterProtect

    New Post-doc appointed

    Welcome to Christopher Fennell who started working on Monday 29th January as a Post-doc within WaterProtect Irish Action Lab. Christopher completed his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science in Trinity College Dublin, followed by a PhD in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering. His PhD research focused on hydrogeology and the influence of agriculture and domestic wastewater treatment systems on groundwater quality in rural Ireland, with a special focus on the assessment of contamination fingerprinting techniques.

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