16th Annual Rural Water Service Conference - Prioritising Investment for Rural Water Supplies

The 16th Annual Rural Water Services Conference was held on Thursday, 14th September 2017 in The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, County Mayo.

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Presentations from the conference speakers are as follows:


Welcome & Introduction/Session Chairperson: Peter Hynes, Chief Executive, Mayo County Council

Opening Address: Minister Eoghan Murphy T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG)

Barry Ryan, Principal, Water Sector Policy Section, DHPLG - Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme & Developments

Victor van der Walt, Water Treatment Strategy Specialist, Irish Water - The Importance of Understanding Raw Water to control THM Development


Session Chairperson: Conrad Harley, Senior Executive Engineer, Mayo County Council

Derval Devaney, Inspector, EPA Office of Environmental Enforcement - A GWS Guide to Chlorination

Frank Harvey, Director, HRA Environmental Services - Overcoming Chlorine Disinfection Issues

Rose Mary McDonagh, Manager, Kilcoona Caherlistrane GWS, County Galway - Achieving Adequate and Consistent Chlorine Residual in the Distribution Network


Session Chairperson: Brendan O'Mahony, Chairperson, NFGWS

Joint Presentation - Implementing Recommendations & Practical Uses for Source Catchment & Zone of Contribution (ZOC) Reports (click under contributors name to view conference paper)

Jean Rosney, GWS Source Catchment Co-ordinator, NFGWS

Roisin Dowd Smith, Development Officer, NFGWS

Joint Presentation - Road Opening Licences & Group Water Schemes (click under contributors name to view their conference paper)

John Horgan, Senior Executive Engineer, Roads Management Office

Mary Sarsfield, Manager, Carnane, Ballybricken & Caherline Newtown GWSs, County Limerick

Joe Gallagher, GWS Source Catchment Co-ordinator, NFGWS - Asset Mapping of Water Infrastructure

Closing Address: Barry Deane, CEO, NFGWS


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