With Rural Water Week 2021 upon us, there has been timely media coverage of some of the fantastic drinking water source protection work that is ongoing within the community-owned group water scheme sector.
In the latest edition of eolas magazine, the Federation discusses the importance of source protection and its co-benefits for biodiversity and climate action.
The piece also gives a brief history of some of the drinking water source protection pilot projects that have happened around the country, along with details of the current NFGWS integrated source protection planning (ISPP) and agricultural mitigations project.
The article is available on pages 100-101 of the magazine and can be read online here.
On Agriland this week, an NFGWS piece shines a light on the efforts farming families are making to help protect drinking water sources by working together with their local group water schemes.
The successes of the drinking water source protection pilot projects in Counties Monaghan and Roscommon are discussed, while an update is also given on initial engagements with farmers as part of the latest source protection project, focussing on ISPPs and agricultural mitigations.
The piece is available to read online here.
Northern Sound FM
For listeners in the Cavan and Monaghan region, the Federation’s Seán Corrigan was a recent guest on Northern Sound FM’s lunchtime current affairs show ‘The Wider View.'
Seán explained the ongoing NFGWS integrated source protection planning (ISPP) and agricultural mitigations project, with particular emphasis on what is happening in Cavan and Monaghan. He also discussed the roll-out of the Let It Bee initiative in the Erne Valley GWS catchment in Cavan. The Local Authorities Water Programme (LAWPRO) has provided funding for five local farming families to get involved in the art of beekeeping.
You can listen back to his interview on the Northern Sound website here.
Be sure to follow the NFGWS on social media and get involved in the conversation online throughout Rural Water Week by using the hashtag #ruralwaterweek2021