Watertight: The Future of Irish Water

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Science Gallery will hold an hour-long free public event this coming Thursday evening (January 12th) in the Science Gallery entitled Watertight: the Future of Irish Water. The event is free and is part of the Science Gallery’s very successful Surface Tension: The Future of Water exhibition which is supported by the EPA.

Ireland has a daily average water usage per person of around 150 litres. With an increasing demand for clean water reserves and talks of imminent water metering and charges, the Science Gallery is tackling the big issues around Ireland’s water supply.

In partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, it will examine water in an Irish context and discuss how we manage our nation’s most precious resource. 2012 will be a year of change in Irish water. While the EU/IMF focus on setting up a new utility, the EPA is keen to see water quality and safe drinking water at the heart of the debate.

Hosted by Duncan Stewart of Eco Eye, EPA Director Micheal O Cinneide will discuss management, legislation and public participation, followed by an expert panel including Sinead O’Brien of SWAN and Ciaran Fallon of Dublin City Council who will discuss possible directions that water resource management will take in Ireland in the future.

For further information visit http://www.sciencegallery.com/events/2012/01/watertight-future-water-ireland.

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