This EPA-funded project aims to develop a comprehensive roadmap to support the adoption of Water Stewardship standards across industry and agriculture in Ireland and thereby help to establish Ireland as a leader in this domain internationally.
The current project builds on the work of a previous EPA-funded study: “European Water Stewardship Standards. An Investigation into the Opportunities for Ireland”.
As part of the consultation process, break-out discussions were held at a recent joint meeting of the EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice and Origin Green members on the 8th of June in Dublin.
The list of attendees included: Bord Bia, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Environmental Protection Agency, Irish Water, KishFish, Irish Country Meats, Abbott, Dairygold, Rosderra, Intel, Country Crest, GlaxoSmithKline, Great Northern Distillery, Manor Farm, Guerbet, Bulmers, Dublin Airport Authority and Glanbia.
The consultation element of the meeting focused on three areas of discussion regarding how Businesses, Government Agencies and Irish Water can respectively encourage the adoption of better Water Stewardship Practices. The interactive session encouraged delegates to share their own knowledge and experiences, promoting the continuous improvement of water management in Ireland.
A recent article on the European Water Partnership Website also gives more information on the project.