Annual Rural Water Conference

17th Annual Rural Water Services Conference - Assessing Risks in Rural Water from Catchment to Consumer

The 17th Annual Rural Water Services Conference was held on Thursday, 13th September 2018 in The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, County Mayo.

To view the conference programme....2018 conference programme

Presentations from the conference speakers are as follows:


Welcome & Introduction/Session Chairperson: Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council

Opening Address: Minister Damien English T.D., Minister for Housing and Urban Development

Eamonn Waters, Principal Officer, Water Sector Policy Section, DHPLG - Rural Water Programme 2019 - 2021 & Beyond

Dr Tom Collins, Cathaoirleach, National Water Forum - The National Water Forum


Session Chairperson: Michelle Minihan, Senior Inspector, Office of Environmental Enforcement, EPA

Bernie O'Flaherty, Regional Co-ordinator, LAWCO - Communities Working to Implement the River Basin Management Plan 2018 - 2021

Jack Nolan, Senior Inspector, Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine - Progressing Agriculture While Protecting our Water

Jean Rosney, Senior Development Co-ordinator, NFGWS - Progressing Agriculture While Protecting our Water


Session Chairperson: Brendan O'Mahony, Chairperson, NFGWS

Joint presentation by Paul Connolly, Development Officer, NFGWS & Gerry Tighe, Manager, Callow Lake GWS, County Mayo

Implementing Quality Assurance Using Low Cost Technology Solutions

Neil Lenehan, Health, Safety, Quality and Environmental Manager, Irish Water - The Importance of Implementing Health & Safety in Water Supplies

Joint presentation - Recovering Energy from Water Production

Dr Ava de Almeida KumlienPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Dr Irene Fernández GarcíaPostdoctoral Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Closing Address: Barry Deane, Chief Executive Officer, NFGWS & WSTG member