The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has published a document outlining the Significant Water Management Issues for the third River Basin Management Plan for Ireland for public consultation.

Ireland is currently in the early stages of preparing the third cycle River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) under the Water Framework Directive. As part of this process, it is necessary to publish a consultation document that sets out the Departments understanding of the Significant Water Management Issues that need to be addressed in the period 2022 – 2027. The purpose of this consultation phase is to gather views on what are considered to be the significant water management issues for Ireland which should be addressed in the planning process for the next RBMP.

Consultations close on the 26th June 2020. A link to the consultation document is here: https://www.housing.gov.ie/water/water-quality/water-framework-directive/public-consultation-significant-water-management