The project, which is 61 months in duration, has a partnership of eight from Ireland and Northern Ireland. Academic partners include Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Ulster University (UU). Council partners include Donegal County Council (DCC) and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council (ABC).Specialist partners include Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and British Geological Survey (BGS). State agency partners include Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the Loughs Agency (LA).
The actions selected will address water quality issues related to hydromorphology, point and diffuse sources of pollution, farm nutrient management practices, characterisation and monitoring of groundwater quality, lag times in response to the implementation of measures and an economic analysis of the cost of achieving the objectives of the Water Framework Directive in the three catchments.
The partners each have key expertise and will focus on the following aspects of water quality improvements as part of CatchmentCARE:
Hydromorphology, Water Quality, Catchment Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Groundwater.
• Donegal County Council
• Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute
• Inland Fisheries Ireland
• Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford Irish Lights Commission
• University of Ulster
• Armagh City Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council
• British Geological Survey
• Geological Survey Ireland