Irish Water is delighted to take part in Science Week 2020 and focusing on how science can improve our lives for today and in the future, especially during these unprecedented times.

Irish Water is committed to improving energy efficiency and reducing our carbon emissions. Ensuring that our water and wastewater services are delivered in a sustainable manner is a top priority for us and we are already implementing energy efficient design for all projects as well as energy efficiency measures into the operation of our treatment plants where possible.

Throughout Science Week, we will be highlighting these energy efficiency projects as well as introducing some of the Irish Water scientists who use science everyday as part of their role.

‘I’ve planted a tree and my garden is pesticide-free’ campaign

As part of Science Week, Irish Water, the National Federation of Group Water Schemes, Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) and a range of organisations are launching a new community based project to tackle the issue of pesticide exceedances in the Newport catchment area. Already piloted in parts of Roscommon, the project which encourages families to stop using pesticides in their gardens and around their homes, is going to be rolled out in Newport early next year.

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Meet the scientists

Brian Deegan, Environmental and Ecological Assessment Specialist

Together with my team we’re responsible for assessing the potential environmental impacts associated with numerous Irish Water projects and activities, identifying ways to avoid or reduce these impacts.

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Science Week 2020 - Brian Deegan

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Francis Glancy, Drinking Water Compliance Analyst

My role is about safeguarding the water supply for homes and businesses in Louth and Meath. We take raw water and put it through a complex treatment process so you can use it safely every day.

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Science Week 2020 Francis Glancy

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Agnieszka Wojdowska, Water and Wastewater Optimisation Specialist

Every day is different and brings a new challenge for which science is the solution.

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Christina Geraghty, Waste Water Compliance Analyst

I love the fact that I am helping to protect the environment so that it will be there for future generations to enjoy.

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Aphra Leavy, Water and Wastewater Optimisation Manager

Every day is different and brings a new challenge. Every treatment plant is different and there are so many water and wastewater processes involved.

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Paul Cahill, Waste Water Compliance Analyst

I enjoy using science to solve problems and make improvements that benefit the environment.

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Science Week 2020 - Paul Cahill

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Joanne McGuinness, Regional Wastewater Compliance Specialist

My role is about safeguarding our environment and overseeing the compliance of our wastewater treatment plants across the region. I have always loved nature and the great outdoors and that is where my interest in Science stems from.

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Rosie Morrissey, Senior Executive Scientist

I have always loved the sea and walking, so being involved in protecting the environment and public health is very fulfilling.

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More information

For more information about Science Week, visit the Science Week website.

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