With the announcement of a Climate Emergency, the group water scheme sector is committed to doing all in its power to reduce the carbon footprint of the community-owned drinking water sector and to build resilience. To this end, Róisín Dowd Smith has been appointed Climate Action Officer with the NFGWS to plan and co-ordinate a strategy to make group water schemes more energy-efficient and more resilient to meet the challenges of the extreme weather events that will accompany Climate Change. To view current NFGWS advice on the efficient use of water resources and responses to extreme weather events, click here.
For the NFGWS submission on the Department's draft water and wastewater Climate Action plan, click here.
Launched at the Rural Water Webinar 2021, the NFGWS Framework for Climate Action on Group Water Schemes is available to read here.