Making the most of our waters

‘Making the most of our waters’ was a two-day workshop which brought together representatives from across Ireland to explore the role of partnerships in managing the water environment. WaterLIFE took part in this exploration and knowledge exchange to share its approach, experiences and achievements in delivering improvements to the water environment through partnership working.

The event was organised by LAWCO (Local Authority Waters and Communities Office), whose remit includes public engagement and knowledge sharing across the various groups working to improve the water environment through delivery of the Water Framework Directive. It offered a platform to:

  • Share WaterLIFE and Catchment Based Approach objectives, lessons and impacts to date
  • Provide UK collaborative delivery examples
  • Learn about recent developments in collaborative water management in Ireland

The ‘Making the most of our waters’ report reflects on the key findings that emerged from the workshop and identifies next steps.