3 Structure of Workshop Introduction to WFD and SERBD Questions Introduction to GIS & data management Questions What we think the WFD and RBMP’s mean for local authorities. Questions
4 2000 2003 2004 SWMI REPORT 2007 RBMP 2009 Monitoring programmes Publish RBMP works programme Monitoring programmes Publish RBMP works programme CHARACTERISATION REPORT Describe and Map all Waterbodies Reference conditions for surface waters Look at the pressures and impacts Economic analysis of water use Register of protected areas CHARACTERISATION REPORT Describe and Map all Waterbodies Reference conditions for surface waters Look at the pressures and impacts Economic analysis of water use Register of protected areas 2008 DRAFT RBMP 2006 WFD in Force RBDs Defined Competent Authorities Water Policy Regulations RBDs Defined Competent Authorities Water Policy Regulations
5 Water Framework Directive EIGHT RBDs Neagh Bann IRBD North Western IRBD Shannon IRBD North Eastern RBD Eastern RBD South Eastern RBD South Western RBD Western RBD Authorities Monaghan / DOE NI - EHS Donegal / DOE NI - EHS Limerick / DOE NI - EHS DOE NI - EHS Dublin City Carlow Cork County Galway County
6 Overall objective of WFD achieve at least “good status” of all waters by 2015 maintain “high status” of waters where it exists prevent any deterioration in existing status of waters Management must be planned and implemented, through Management Plans, in a way that achieves the best possible balance between the protection and improvement of the water environment and the interests of those who depend on it for their livelihood and quality of life Waters = Groundwater's, rivers, lakes, transitional & coastal waters also canals & reservoirs
7 Min Objective ECOLOGICAL STATUS HIGH GOOD MODERATE POOR BAD Quality Standards Slight No or minimal Moderate Major Bad Status Classification Good Status = Good ecological status & good chemical status
8 Water Framework Directive Common implementation Plan Intermediate milestones Public Participation Provides for Repeal of previous directives
9 EC (Water Policy) Regs & Amendments S.I. No. 722 of 2003 S.I. No. 413 of 2005 Co-ordination of actions by all relevant public authorities Characterisation of each RBD Development of a POM to achieve WFD objectives Development and adoption of RBMP in each RBD and review every 6 years
10 Relevant Public Authorities ·the Environmental Protection Agency ·the relevant local authorities ·the regional authorities in the area ·the regional fisheries boards in the area ·the Geological Survey of Ireland ·Teagasc ·the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland ·the Marine Institute ·the Central Fisheries Board ·the Electricity Supply Board ·Waterways Ireland ·Tourism Ireland ·the Heritage Council ·the Health and Safety Authority ·the Local Government Computer Services Board ·the Commissioners of Public Works ·the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment ·the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources ·the Minister for Agriculture and Food
13 SERBD Established in 2002: first project established for the implementation of the WFD Original project - 4 years (to April ’06) Extension to December 2008 to align project with those in other RBD’s and to deliver draft RBMP Total Cost of approx 11 million euro.
14 South Eastern River Basin District River Basin District Advisory Council Participating Local Authorities Carlow Wexford Waterford Waterford City Kilkenny Laois Offaly North Tipp South Tipp Kildare Wicklow Limerick Cork Contractor Mott McDonald Pettit Co-ordinator River Basin Management Group Project Steering Group GIS officer & administrative support NGO Network Group
15 Project Steering Committee Carlow County Council Kilkenny County Council Laois County Council South Tipperary County Council Waterford County Council Wexford County Council Department of Environment Heritage & Local Government Central Fisheries Board Environmental Protection Agency Geological Survey of Ireland Temporary body: Role to oversee execution of project brief
16 River Basin Management Group 13 Local authorities Irish Business and Employers Confederation Bord Na Mona Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association Coillte Irish Farmers Association Department of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development Local Government Computer Services Board Department of Environment Heritage & Local Government Marine Institute Dúchas NGO’s Eastern Regional Fisheries Board Office of Public Works Environmental Protection Agency South East Regional Authority Forest Service Southern Regional Fisheries Board Geological Survey of Ireland Teagasc Heritage Council Waterways Ireland Long-term body (non-statutory): Role to implement Management measures and to prepare and implement the River Basin Management Strategy
17 RBD Advisory Councils Terms of Reference “to consider matters relating to the preparation of river basin management plans and other matters relevant to the protection and use of the aquatic environment and water resources in the district and to advise and make recommendations on these matters to the relevant public authorities.” SERBD Advisory Council ≈ 45 members 2 from each LA - elected member or sectoral representative = 26 6 from AMAI – co-opted 13 from representative pillars/sectors co-opted Membership list is available on website Chair: Cllr. Martin Phelan (Laois CoCo) –Vice Chair: Cllr John Halligan (Waterford City Council) A RBDAC is a statutory forum for elected reps & other stakeholders to consider matters relating to the prep. of RBMPs & to advise & make recommendations to the relevant public authorities.
18 General reporting structures in relation to WFD National Coordination Group Strategy and Policy issues National Technical Coordination Group NCG NTCG POMS WG Monitoring WG Groundwate r WG Hydrology WG Dangerous Substances Expert Group Data managemen t / GIS WG EMS WG EDEN Steering Group Mathematic al Modelling WG Public participatio n WG Forestry SG WRBD Mobile organics SG ERBD Onsite WW treatment systems SG WRBD Urban Pressures SG ERBD Freshwater Morpholog y SG ShRBD Abstraction s SG ERBD Dangerous Substances SG SWRBD Ind & Munic discharges SG SWRBD Further Economic Characterisati on SG ERBD AWBs / HMWBs SG SWRBD Marine Morpholog y SG SWRBD DOEHLG, DCMNR, EPA, GSI, Heritage, Duchas, OPW, Waterways Irl., DAF, CFB, DOENI, RBD’s
19 Significant Water Issues Background information The way that the issue can cause water problems The existing controls and their adequacy The proposed actions and the parties responsible and those affected Opinions sought about the proposals to address each issue